Manufacturing Career Paths

Southeast Michigan has a wealth of career potential in the manufacturing field.  These careers allow you to use technology along with everyday math, science, and English. There are different educational requirements depending on the manufacturing career path you choose.  


High School Diploma - Course of study from Grade 9 to Grade 12.  The minimum requirement for entering the job market.

Associates Degree - A degree granted after a two-year course of study, especially by a community or junior college. On average, tuition for public two-year colleges costs $2,963.

Bachelors Degree - Undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $33,480 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at public universities, and $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. This does not include room and board.

Apprenticeship Program - Provides both on-the-job training and classroom instruction, allowing apprentices to earn wages while learning a trade. Prepares you for a highly-skilled position in a variety of industrial and construction trades and skilled professions. 

Below is a list of high-demand manufacturing careers right here in southeast Michigan. Most of these programs require a certification program on top of the educational requirements.