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.
Career Launcher: 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 resource is invaluable for recent graduates or seasoned workers looking for an inside edge in this competitive job market.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Manya Chylinski is a freelance writer specializing in business and marketing for corporate clients. She has published articles on technology, higher education, and travel. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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