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Misconceptions About Factory Work

The industry needs an image boost, and young people need to get educated about high-skilled factory jobs, experts said.

An aspiring machinist - a popular factory job - can start training at 18 and then do a one- or two-year manufacturing apprenticeship. In five years, he or she could be making more than $50,000. In 10 years, that could double to $100,000.

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