MANUFACTURING AND THE TRADES
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From robotics to engineering, the world of manufacturing is filled with in-demand professions focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Prepare to enter this high-tech world straight out of high school.
Which pathway is offered?
STEM—Engineering Technology—This pathway allows students to explore occupations that are possible with a high school degree and training in manufacturing, construction, and education in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Biomedical Engineers
- Surveying and Mapping Technicians
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
- Biomedical Engineers—$91,410/year
- Surveying and Mapping Technicians—$45,010/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Pre-Engineering / Engineering Technology Exam
- ACT National Career Readiness certification
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.