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||2016 Jobs||2026 Jobs
|Median Pay||Low Pay||High Pay|
|Industrial Production Managers||4,025||+12%||$112,067||$63,988||$209,815|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||3,287||+11%||$70,358||$42,568||$110,201|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||11,454||+31%||$48,897||$27,556||$86,135|
*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 2015.4 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)