What jobs can you get with a manufacturing degree?
With a manufacturing degree, you can prepare for several job opportunities in the industry. Penn Foster's accredited Manufacturing Associate Degree can help prepare students for jobs like industrial engineering technician or technologist, production technician, engineering technician, or mapping technician. Your classes will cover in-depth training of industrial processes that can allow you to be a part of designing and manufacturing the latest, cutting-edge tools and technologies that people use every day.
What skills do you need for manufacturing?
Skills that can help you be successful in a manufacturing career include
- Analytical skills
- Critical-thinking skills
- Math skills
- Observational skills
Throughout your four-semester degree in manufacturing, you'll work toward building and strengthening these skills, as well as learning in-depth industrial industry knowledge.
What is the average salary for someone working in manufacturing?
The average salary for someone working in manufacturing can vary based on job title, work experience, education, employer, and even the state in which you work. However, the national average salary for engineering technicians was $60,220 per year or $28.95 per hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
Can you earn your Associate Degree in Manufacturing 100% online?
Yes! With Penn Foster's Manufacturing Associate Degree, you can build the industry knowledge that will be vital to working in the field. And, with new interactive learning aids, including whiteboard animations, engaging videos, and other visual media including in your courses, you can build hands-on skills online. These visual aids support Penn Foster’s Learn-Practice-Apply instruction model and will help you recall crucial knowledge and skills once you're on the job.