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Textile Manufacturing Workers

Overview

Textile manufacturing workers prepare natural and synthetic fibers for spinning into yarn and manufacture yarn into textile products that are used in clothing, in household goods, and for many industrial purposes. Among the processes that these workers perform are cleaning, carding, combing, and spinning fibers; weaving, knitting, or bonding yarns and threads into textiles; and dyeing and finishing fabrics. There are approximately 137,510 workers employed in apparel manufacturing and 16,560 textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, according to the Department of Labor.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Realistic

Technical

Career Ladder
Plant Manager

Supervisor

Trainer

Experienced Textile Manufacturing Worker

Entry-Level Textile Manufacturing Worker

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