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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

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Manufacturing engineering technologists develop tools, designs, machinery, equipment, or computer technologies for effective, streamlined manufacturing processes. They monitor manufacturing processes, ensuring safe operations and identifying areas for improved productivity. They use various software programs, including computer-aided design software, in their work. There are approximately 74,290 engineering technicians, except drafters, employed in the United States, as reported by the Department of Labor.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Supervisor, Department Head

Senior Manufacturing Engineering Technologist

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist

Apprentice, Junior Engineering Technologist

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