Makers Thrive in FL
Manufacturing in Florida accounts for around 5% of the state’s revenue, employing more than 380,000 individuals. And there’s always room to grow. As industries like cybersecurity and aerospace boom in Florida, so will the production of the cutting edge technology used to power them. With manufacturers both large and small across the state, there is ample opportunity to bring your own skills to an established company, or skill up to get a lucrative job with great earning potential. Through advanced manufacturing, Florida is building a better world – one piece at a time.
Careers in Advanced Manufacturing
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Manufacturing Sectors on the Rise
We can talk about advanced manufacturing all day, but what are we actually making in Florida? Everything from food and beverage to metal and wood are generated in Florida. But for advanced manufacturing, there’s innovation in all sorts of electrical and technological equipment, from the steadfast medical devices sector and defense industry to the booming growth of commercial aerospace. Florida’s advanced manufacturing industry isn’t your average assembly line.
Find a Lucrative Career in Manufacturing
Interested in shifting your career to boost your earning potential? According to the Manufacturers Association of Florida, more than 340,000 Floridians work in manufacturing, earning an average of $55,000 per year. Resources like FloridaMakes, a statewide industry-led partnership to strengthen Florida’s manufacturing economy, offers in-depth training programs focused on advancing entry-level skills for new and existing employees. Additionally, concerted efforts to rebrand the very idea of manufacturing through the “Dream It. Do It.” initiative helps bring a new generation to today’s high-tech manufacturing floors. Learn more about upskilling to shift your career in Florida.
Florida’s Infrastructure for Manufacturers
With 19 commercial airports and 15 major sea ports, getting the materials in and the goods out of Florida is a cinch. The vast majority – more than 90% – of products made in Florida leave the state. Getting them on the road, sea, skies, or rails is essential. With reliable infrastructure, including 2,700 miles of freight rail track, and no fear of snow blocking the roads, maintaining supply chains in Florida is just another feather in the state’s cap when it comes to advanced manufacturing.
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