Manufacturing is all about making things. Space shuttles, cars and trains have to be manufactured, along with all their smaller components.
In fact, anything that needs to be produced in large quantities is part of the manufacturing industry. Medicines, new materials, food products, make-up and clothes have to be manufactured too. Jobs in manufacturing fall into four main areas: product research and development, design, production and distribution. Manufacturing is not just about production lines and machinery. Wine producer, food flavour technician and textiles technologist are all career options too.