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The Manufacturing Career Cluster incorporates six pathways: production; manufacturing production process development; maintenance, installation & repair; quality assurance; logistics & inventory control, and health, safety & environmental assurance. Students prepare for careers that require planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities, (Florida Department of Education, 2022). There are four primary career pathways within the architecture cluster: Maintenance, Installation & Repair, Manufacturing Production Process Development, Production, and Quality Assurance, (O*Net, 2023).

Career Options

    • Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairer
    • Geothermal Technician
    • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
    • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologist and Technician
    • Automotive Engineering Technician
    • Chemical Technician
    • Nuclear Technician
    • Biomass Plant Technician
    • Quality Control Engineer
    • Industrial Designer
    • Operations Manager
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Process Improvement Specialist

Skills Needed

Active Listening

Social Perceptiveness


Quality Control Analysis

Reading Comprehension

Critical Thinking


Active Learning

Complex Problem Solving

Equipment Maintenance

Equipment Selection

Operations Monitoring

Operation and Control



Judgement and Decision Making

Learning Strategies



Time Management

Systems Analysis

Get Involved!

A professional organization/association is a group that seeks to further the interests of professionals within a particular field. Professional organizations typically provide professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities for their members. Getting involved can often be great for career growth and advancement. The professional organizations listed below are most appropriate for students interested in occupations related to Manufacturing.

Additional Resources

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