Graduates of the PS major can continue their education and expand their job skills in the plastics industry. The first two years of both the PS and BPS majors share a majority of the same courses, allowing for easy transfer into the four-year BPS degree without loss of credits.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
Graduates from plastics programs are in high demand to fill plastics industry career positions in manufacturing operations, process technology, supervision, research and development, product and machine design, and many more.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic was $35,900 in May 2013. The top 10 percent earned more than $54,100.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry ||Employment ||Hourly mean wage ||Annual mean wage |
|Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing||30,750||$17.38||$36,140|
|Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||14,570||$16.39||$34,080|
|Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||10,850||$17.81||$37,050|
|Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing||9,070||$19.50||$40,550|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||8,440||$21.57||$44,860|
Statistics reported in May 2013