The career potential within advanced manufacturing is good.  Manufacturing companies are switching their processes to advanced manufacturing, requiring a reskilled workforce for this approach.  Rising costs in energy, transportation and workforces abroad is also positively affecting growth in advanced manufacturing in the U.S.  Lastly, the demographics of an aging workforce heading towards retirement is creating openings.  Salaries in advanced manufacturing are also competitive.

It is, however, difficult to provide specifics because advanced manufacturing comprises a wide range of jobs and careers in a wide range of manufacturing companies.  Advanced manufacturing, for example, in a food processing facility will look quite different to advanced manufacturing at an aerospace company, although both may use high levels of automation and both are regulated industries.

Should you have a question about a career in advanced manufacturing, please contact the closest Alliance college to you for assistance.