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Summer 2005 Vol. 49, Number 2

Build machines, earn a living: Opportunities in machinery manufacturing

Making today’s machines takes a team of engineers, welders, and others. Learn more about the workers who build the machines we use.

Machinery encompasses a vast range of products, from a huge industrial turbine that costs millions of dollars to a common lawnmower that sells for under $100. Nearly every workplace in every industry uses some form of machinery. 

Making these machines requires workers of many types. And workers in the machinery manufacturing industry are well compensated for their skills; many workers in the machinery manufacturing industry are among the more highly paid in the economy.

Keep reading to learn more about this industry and the workers in it. 

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Last Updated: November 18, 2005