Work & Purpose

Job Outlook: Production Occupations

Assemblers, bakers, inspectors, printers, upholsterers, welders

Production workers can be part of a support staff, or the front line for a finished product.

The following profiles describe what each occupation does, their work environment, training, pay scale and employment projections for the 2010-2020 decade.

Assemblers and fabricators Power plant operators, distributors and dispatchers
Bakers Printing workers
Dental laboratory technicians Quality control inspectors
Food processing occupations Semiconductor processors
Food processing operators Sewers and tailors
Jewelers and prescious stone and metal workers Slaughterers and meat packers
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers Stationary engineers and boiler operators
Machinist and tool and die makers Upholsterers
Medical appliance technicians Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators
Metal and plastic machine workers Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers
Opthalmic laboratory technicians Woodworkers
Painting and coating workers  

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