This week, we’ve focused quite a bit on how to get a start in manufacturing.
As the school year starts up (next week for students in Nebraska), many students are starting to try to figure out their career plans for after graduation, and there’s never been a better time to get involved in manufacturing than today.
One of the ways to get started in manufacturing that we mentioned a few days ago is by using resources online to find jobs. Some of those resources are better than others, and today, we’re going to tell you about a resource specifically directed towards students looking to get a start in the industry.
The US Manufacturing Pipeline is a great online resource for finding a career in manufacturing.
The difference between the US Manufacturing Pipeline’s site and some other job search tools is that this tool is marketed towards young people who are unsure of what they want to do. Rather than just offer a search, the site offers two unique tools:
- Explore manufacturing careers. The career exploration page allows you to browse through the many different types of work available in manufacturing. Each listing includes the estimated number of job openings, required education, and salary ranges. The more detailed pages allow you assess your skills to see if you have the required skills for the job, allow you to search job openings, and tell you more facts about the job. If you have a little bit of time on your hands, this is a great way to explore.
- Manufacturing career assessment. The career assessment section of the website is a very handy tool. In it, you input answers to a number of questions like “I enjoy being physically active or using mechanical tools & machines. I am practical and enjoy being rewarded for the results I get.” Once you’ve entered all of your answers, it will give you results in the form of several pages of careers that match your skillset. If you know what you like doing and are wondering where you fit into the world of manufacturing, this is an excellent tool to use.
So unlike most sites that just spit out jobs–which can be overwhelming for anyone just trying to get a start–the US Manufacturing Pipeline allows anyone to search a number of careers, explaining along the way what each career requires and the type of pay you can expect.
Trying to figure out what you want to do with your life can be pretty challenging, but tools like this help you sort things out a little more efficiently. Try their career assessment! We tried it ourselves and got a number of great results.
Manufacturing is an incredibly diverse, high-tech field, and the US Manufacturing Pipeline helps you sort through and explore the best jobs out there. Whether you’re skilled in math and want something technical, or are a visual thinker and want something more hands-on, manufacturing definitely has a spot for you.
Photo credit: US Manufacturing Pipeline