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Industries & Professions /
Textile Manufacturing Workers
For some textile production jobs, a high school education is
desirable but may not be necessary. Workers who operate machines
are often hired as unskilled labor and trained on the job. However,
with the increasingly complex machinery and manufacturing methods
in this industry, more and more often a high school diploma plus
some technical training is expected of job applicants. High school
students interested in a textile career should take courses in
physics, chemistry, mathematics, and English. Computer skills are
necessary, since many machines are now operated by computer
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