Toy Industry Workers

High School

Only a high school diploma is required for many production jobs in the toy industry. Some positions, such as industrial engineer, software programmer, or industrial designer, also require that you earn a bachelor's degree. If one of these jobs interests you, be sure to take a college prep curriculum. If you are interested in production work, you will probably not need formal education beyond high school. While in high school, be sure to take shop classes that teach you how to use machinery. Family and consumer science classes in which you learn about sewing, using patterns, and picking out materials may also be helpful. Other classes to take include art, basic mathematics, and English.  

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