Average Salary: $58,130
What They Do
Manufacturing technicians use mechanical and technical skills to set up and install operating machines, perform basic and preventative maintenance to keep them running smoothly, and oversee the computer programs that control the machines.
Why It’s Hot
Even with increasing automation, manufacturers still need skilled workers to monitor, troubleshoot and repair computer-controlled machinery.
What You’ll Need
Associate or relative technical degree, certification or equivalent experience.