Production technicians perform, plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
|Description||2017 Jobs||2027 Jobs
|Median Pay||Low Pay||High Pay|
|Industrial Production Managers||3,340||3,674||$108,942||$63,243||$198,152|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||2,410||2,723||$60,458||$27,394||$97,351|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||10,537||13,803||$51,861||$28,706||$88,031|
*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 2016.4 Class of Worker. 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
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)