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Michigan Career Pathway 3: Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service, and related technologies.

Is it for you?

Are you mechanically inclined and practical? Do you like reading diagrams and blueprints, and drawing building structures? Are you curious about how things work? Would you enjoy painting a house, repairing cars, wiring electrical circuits, or woodworking? Then this may be the career path for you!

Career Categories

  • Architecture
  • Precision Production
  • Mechanics and Repair
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Engineering and Related Technologies
  • Drafting
  • Construction

Courses in School

  • Drafting
  • Science
  • Robotics
  • Machine Tools
  • Physical Sciences/Physics
  • Industrial/Mechanical Drafting
  • Math
  • Electronics

Occupational Outlook Handbook Information on Careers in This Pathway

Management occupations

Architects, surveyors, and cartographers


Drafters and engineering technicians

Construction trades and related workers


Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Production occupations

Last updated 4 Mar 09