Employment Outlook for Graduates

According to Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development, manufacturers are projected to have over 1,500 jobs available in production and welding each year for the next 10 years, and those projects are expected to grow.


PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

Production Technologies certificate provides what you need to start in manufacturing. You gain the skills and base knowledge of manufacturing processes and plant operations.

The manufacturing industry needs qualified workers. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 44,330 jobs will be available in manufacturing through 2022. The combination of job availability and livable starting wage makes manufacturing careers a solid choice.

According to Wanted Analytics, from November 16, 2014 to March 15, 2015, a large number of jobs were posted in different manufacturing areas statewide including: 

  • 4,262 technician postings
  • 566 production postings
  • 148 mechanical design postings

With the number of jobs available, good wages, with having the right set of skills, manufacturing is a solid career choice!

WELDING TECHNOLOGY

The Welding Technology certificate gives you an intermediate knowledge of manufacturing processes and plant operations. You gain the skills needed to work in production, manufacturing, repair and maintenance, and the construction industry. After completing this certificate, possible job titles may include Manufacturing Welding Technician, MIG Welder, TIG Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, or Welder Assembler.

Manufacturers are predicted to have 2000 welding jobs available through 2022. These projections are expected to grow, according to Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development. In addition, 343 welding jobs were posted in different manufacturing areas statewide from November 16, 2014-March 15, 2015, according to Wanted Analytics.

References for above statistics: Mn Manufacturing Careers by CAREERwise Education and Positively Minnesota Employment Outlook.