1. Manufacturing jobs are low income
average, manufacturing workers earn $77,060 yearly while other average workers
earn $60,168. According to Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown
University Center on Education and the Workforce, 20% of workers with
technical certificates earn more than the workers with Bachelor’s of Arts
degrees. 30% of workers with associate’s degrees make more than the workers
with four-year college degrees. Even 20 years after graduation this stays true.
2. Manufacturing jobs are blue-collar and
low skilled jobs, so they are only for “certain” people.
jobs require creativity, innovation, analytical and problem solving skills. You
will be surprised to see how challenging and high tech manufacturing jobs can
be especially when you get involved in R&D. According to the Manufacturing
Institute, 80% of manufactures are experiencing a skills gap. Their
applicants are not skilled enough to perform in production positions that
require high levels of critical thinking. The majority of manufacturers help
their employees pursue higher education while they work by providing financial
3. Manufacturing jobs are dirty jobs with
oily floors and noisy machines.
manufacturing has also turned into a high-tech industry. Machines look very
modern, and are operated with computers and touch screen key boards. Shop floors are clean and shop temperature is
controlled to maintain product quality. The days of the dirty floors and
miserable shop conditions are a thing of the past!
the first Friday in October annually, MFG DAY leads the way to inspire future manufacturers.
Its missions include addressing stigmas of manufacturing by encouraging current
manufacturers to show what the modern manufacturing really is like. Many
manufactures joined its effort and held numerous events this year to invite
students from high schools or technical colleges. According to a post-event survey
conducted by MFG DAY, as a result of their efforts and collaboration with manufacturers,
81% of students believe that manufacturing jobs are both interesting and
rewarding, and 71% of students want to tell their friends and families about
manufacturing. By motivating and educating students, we are shaping the future