Manufacturing is crucial to the economy in the United States, accounting for 62 percent of research and development and almost a third of productivity growth. In terms of job creation, this industry has the highest multiplier effect: Every $1 million of final sales supports eight manufacturing jobs and six jobs in other industries, such as services and agriculture. Because manufacturing covers a broad range of products, it offers a variety of opportunities for those who wish to work in it.
Manufacturing discusses the key information readers need to know to plan a successful career in this field. Offering a breakdown of available jobs in this industry, as well as tips for success, a complete history of manufacturing, and an overview of the state of jobs in the field today, this new resource is invaluable for recent graduates or seasoned workers looking for an inside edge in this competitive job market. An index, further resources, and helpful box features round out this comprehensive guide.