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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

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Learn more about engineering technology by joining your school's science clubs, attending science fairs, and volunteering for local organizations related to manufacturing engineering. Keep up with the news and developments in manufacturing engineering by reading industry publications such as the magazine Manufacturing Engineering (http://advancedmanufacturing.org/series/manufacturing-engineering-magazine. Another helpful Web site is http://egfi-k12.org), which offers general information about careers in engineering, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about engineering. Conduct an informational interview with manufacturing engineering technologists to learn more about how they got started in their career. Ask your school's career services office for help with finding technologists interested in participating in interviews. A good way to explore the engineering technology field is by participating in professional associations like the Technology Student Association (http://www.tsaweb.org), a membership organization for middle and high school students who want to become engineers, scientists, and technologists.

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