Vault Guide to Manufacturing Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door. Each volume is loaded with up-to-date information on industry trends, employment and earnings statistics, and what employers look for in job candidates. Vault editors have researched and analyzed information from government and industry sources, professional groups, news reports, career and job-search resources, and a variety of other sources to produce these valuable career planning resources. Each volume includes a featured article describing an industry or interest area plus a selection of detailed professions articles. For students making career choices and aspiring professionals planning their career path, these books offer a wealth of helpful information and resources.

Each profession article includes:

  • Quick Facts: a snapshot of important job facts
  • Overview: briefly introduces duties and responsibilities
  • History: describes the origins and history of the job
  • The Job: describes primary and secondary goals and duties
  • Earnings: discusses salary ranges and typical fringe benefits
  • Work Environment: looks at typical work conditions and surroundings associated with the job
  • Exploring: offers suggestions on how to gain experience and knowledge about—or even test drive—a career before making a commitment
  • Education and Training Requirements: discusses required high school and post-secondary education and training
  • Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements: explains recommended and required certifications or prerequisites for the job
  • Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits: summarizes the personal traits and skills and professional experience needed to get started and succeed
  • Employer Prospects: gives an overview of typical places of employment and the best ways to land a job
  • Advancement Prospects: presents an expected career path and how to travel it
  • Outlook: summarizes the job’s potential growth or decline in terms of the general economy and industry projections
  • Unions and Associations: lists essential and helpful professional groups
  • Tips for Entry: additional tips for preparing for a career and getting a foot in the door
  • For More Information: lists organizations that provide career information, networking, and professional development
  • Sidebars: short features showcasing stats, trivia, and insight about a profession or industry
Vault Guide to Manufacturing Jobs, Second Edition covers 94 jobs, including:
  • Apparel Industry Workers
  • Automotive Industry Workers
  • Bioenergy/Biofuels Workers
  • Boilermakers and Mechanics
  • Ceramics Engineers
  • Chemists
  • Coremakers
  • Corporate Climate Strategists
  • Drafters
  • Drone Manufacturing Workers
  • Electroplating Workers
  • Engineers
  • Forge Shop Workers
  • Furniture Designers
  • Futurists
  • Glass Manufacturing Workers
  • Industrial Designers
  • Industrial Safety and Health Technicians
  • Job and Die Setters
  • Laboratory Testing Technicians
  • Laser Technicians
  • Layout Workers
  • Leather Tanning and Finishing Workers
  • Logging Industry Workers
  • Logistics Analysts
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Microelectronics Technicians
  • Millwrights
  • Molders
  • Occupational Safety and Health Workers
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Paper Processing Workers
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Workers
  • Plastics Products Manufacturing Workers
  • Precision Machinists
  • Product Development Directors
  • Product Managers
  • Quality Control Engineers and Technicians
  • Robotics Engineers and Technicians
  • Rubber Goods Production Workers
  • Sales Representatives
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Silverware Artisans and Workers
  • Sporting Goods Production Workers
  • Steel Industry Workers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Textile Manufacturing Workers
  • Tobacco Products Industry Workers
  • Toy Industry Workers
  • Welders and Welding Technicians
  • and more.
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