Production technicians perform, plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Some workers enter this field with a high school diploma. However, special training is often required, so these workers commonly have a postsecondary degree or certificate. Manager-level positions generally require a degree program consisting of at least 4 years but not more than 5 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)
|DESCRIPTION||2013 JOBS||2016 JOBS (PROJECTED)*||MEDIAN HOURLY WAGES||LOW HOURLY WAGES||HIGH HOURLY WAGES|
|Industrial Production Managers||5,254||5,607||$50.48||$29.57||$92.58|
|Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other||4,626||4,857||$32.21||$19.02||$49.61|
|Helpers - Production Workers||12,033||12,505||$10.79||$8.009||$16.61|
*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included.
Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors - EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology - MAET2