Nature of the Industry
Occupations in the Industry
Training & Advancement
Additional Sources of Information
More than 6 out of 10 workers have a bachelor’s, master’s, professional, or Ph.D. degree-more than twice the proportion for all industries combined.
Nearly 47 percent of all jobs are in large establishments employing more than 1,000 workers.
Earnings are much higher than those in other manufacturing industries.
This industry ranks among the fastest growing manufacturing industries.