We’ve talked in the past about the various benefits of joining a manufacturing career. However, that was just the tip of the iceberg. There are even more reasons why you should consider starting a new career in the manufacturing industry.
The manufacturing industry is experiencing a labor shortage and a skill gap, and experienced workers are retiring and leaving the industry without suitable replacements. On top of that, for a time, manufacturing jobs were often shipped overseas, but recently there’s been a major trend of “reshoring” outsourced manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.A.
That’s why now is the perfect time to take the plunge and join the industry; there’s an abundance of open positions available. You also don’t need a college degree to get many of them. With our free training programs, you’ll get the hands-on experience that will make you qualified for your chosen career. You’ll also get connections to employers and job fairs. This means that you can start at an entry-level position and climb your way up the ladder as more positions continue to open up.
The manufacturing industry is critical to the modern world, both in terms of the economy and function. Without manufacturing, we wouldn’t have computers, cars, or even the structural materials for building houses and bridges.
This is why, during the Covid-19 pandemic, many manufacturers were considered “essential.” Thanks to this, it didn’t face the high number of layoffs that other industries did. In fact, this encouraged manufacturers to offer more incentives for skilled workers to stay. This includes higher wages, benefits, and career advancement opportunities.
No Student Debt
As we said, you don’t need a college education for many entry-level positions in the manufacturing industry. This means that you’ll be able to start your career without student debt providing financial strain.
Student loan debt in the U.S. continues to increase year by year, and in fact, increases faster than inflation leaving many struggling to pay it off. So it’s financially smarter to skip college and instead take advantage of the free programs offered by AMTEP. This means you’ll be able to build your financial future on a solid, debt-free foundation.
Work with New Technologies
Most people might picture manufacturing factories as they appeared in the 1900s, with steaming, iron machines and bellows and dangerous equipment. But in reality the manufacturing industry is full of high-tech equipment.
Robotics is a quickly growing field in manufacturing, as automation for safety and quality purposes has become more common. More efficient and powerful tools and machines are frequently built to increase productivity. Whether you’re building them or using them, you’ll be getting an up close and personal view of the technology that is changing the world.
If you’re unemployed, underemployed, inexperienced, or looking to change your career to something more exciting and productive, consider the switch to manufacturing. With the multitude of openings and benefits available to you, this could be the best choice you’ve ever made.