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Manufacturing Engineering Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life -
Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations 

Professional Organizations
Professional organizations and associations provide a wide range of resources for planning and navigating a career in manufacturing engineering. These groups can play a key role in your development and keep you abreast of what is happening in your industry. Associations promote the interests of their members and provide a network of contacts that can help you find jobs and move your career forward. They can offer a variety of services including job referral services, continuing education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and conference opportunities. A broader list of professional associations is also available by clicking here.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is dedicated to bringing people and information together to advance manufacturing knowledge. The group is internationally recognized by manufacturing practitioners, companies and other organizations as a source for information, education and networking. Through its member services, publications, events, professional development resources, and chapter and technical community networking activities, SME keeps manufacturing engineers up to date on trends and technologies. SME also hosts a summer camp for high school girls.

Society of Automotive Engineers
The Society of Automotive Engineers has more than 84,000 members - engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries - who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

Association for Manufacturing Excellence
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating understanding, analysis and exchange of productivity methods and their successful application.

National Association of Manufacturers
The NAM is the U.S.'s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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