Manufacturing Careers

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Explore the many Ohio TechNet partners that can help Ohioans find a successful and enriching future in manufacturing.

Today’s Manufacturing Workplace

The manufacturing landscape has evolved. Manufacturing has become more high-tech and higher-paying—offering good wages, a solid economic base for Ohio communities, and a variety of employment for people of all ages, skill levels, and educational backgrounds.

With shrinking labor pools and millions of baby boomers retiring over the next decade, there has never been a better time to get into the manufacturing field. Use the resources below to help you find a starting point for your future in Ohio’s modern manufacturing industry.


Ohio manufacturing provides about 700,000 jobs*


The average salary for manufacturers in Ohio is $58,800


Manufacturing is the largest of the 20 sectors of Ohio's economy


Ohio is the third most productive manufacturing state in the nation measured by economic contribution

*State Rankings 2018, A Statistical View of America
†Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Labor Market Information, Employment and Wages by Industry
‡Ohio Development Services Agency

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Ohio is booming with manufacturing jobs! Find info on jobs, pay, career paths, education and more, all right here.


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Have you received on-the-job training? See how you can earn college credits based on your previous work and life experiences.


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Ohio manufacturing is booming with well-paying jobs and long-term opportunities.


Partner Schools

Find Your Program. Find Your Way.

We’ve partnered with many colleges across the state that can help you plan your future and find your way to the exciting,creative, and high-tech field of manufacturing.