Engineering, Mechanical and Information Technologies
What is the
Engineering, Mechanical & Information Technologies cluster?
People in the Engineering, Mechanical and Information
Technologies cluster use scientific and technical knowledge and
skill to design, manufacture, assemble, inspect, maintain and repair
components, structures and facilities. People in this cluster work
in engineering, construction, manufacturing, mining, transportation,
and information technology. They work with buildings, roads,
bridges, aircraft, automobiles, trains, and computer equipment.
Their occupations range from aerospace engineers to cement masons to
ambulance drivers. Note: Computer knowledge and user skills are a
part of all five career clusters. This cluster, however, comprises
those occupations responsible for the smooth functioning of
computers and information technology systems. This includes
designing, constructing, programming, maintaining, supporting and
repairing computer hardware and software systems.
What do people do on the job in this cluster?
People in this cluster are involved in creating,
transforming, inspecting, maintaining and transporting. This can
include all the activities involved in manufacturing and
construction, as well as scientific research and technical services
such as laboratory and testing services.
Where do they work?
Some people in this cluster work at drafting tables in
offices and others work in factories or outdoors on construction
sites. They work in transportation facilities such as airports, bus
stations and shipping docks. They work in factories that produce
steel and those that fabricate computer components in an ultra-clean
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what is the salary range for these occupations?
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