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Assembling Your Future


Be the hero in your day-to-day when you take on a career in manufacturing. These careers are for the “why and how” people — the ones constantly looking to perfect a process, the ones inclined to question the status quo, the ones seeking to build a better world. The manufacturing sector represents a booming local industry with multiple career paths, promising salaries, and opportunities for growth. Your future awaits with a robust network of employers, large and small. You can skill up in your chosen field in 12 months or less thanks to local manufacturing training programs. Browse careers below to find your fit.

  • Total Jobs



  • Projected Upstate Job Growth


    (Next 5 Years)

  • Change in Jobs



  • 2,234

    Upstate Employers

  • 1 in 6

    Employed in this Sector in the Upstate

  • Welder
  • CNC Operator
  • Industrial Maintenance Worker
  • Machinist


Interested in metalwork? Shape your future in this promising profession.

High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $66,655

CNC Operator

Techies welcome! CNC operators use computer programs to produce precision parts.

High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $60,267

Industrial Maintenance Worker

Solution-oriented with a knack for working with your hands? Perfect. Industrial Maintenance is for you.

High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $75,620


With a rich history in the heart of America, machinists carry on tradition with a modern twist.

High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $60,932

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From global corporations to local businesses, Upstate South Carolina employers are eager to hire you.

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