Keeping the machines working, which allow industries to continue to produce manufactured goods, is the typical description for this jack-and-jill-of-all-trades career field.
Industrial Maintenance Systems
These incredibly diverse positions know how to tackle fluid power, programmable logic controls, electricity, mechanics, and other means of sustaining machine functionality. The ability to understand each mechanism and how it operates makes Industrial Systems Technologists invaluable to industry.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook during the next decade will grow 19% bringing jobs such as industrial mechanics, machinery maintenance workers and manufacturing automation mechanics. Average wages according to the U.S. Department of Labor will vary among specialties but average more than $38K per year to start.