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Do you need to be technical to have a career in 3D Printing?

By Staff Writter

Do you need to be technical to have a career in 3D Printing?

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Are you a recent college graduate or mid-career professional searching for a new career or entrepreneurial opportunity? It’s an exciting time to explore 3D printing careers. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that experts say will continue to grow 14 percent annually from now through 2017.

A recent article in Business News Daily highlighted ten categories of up and coming 3D printing jobs. Considering the number of fields now taking advantage of 3D printing technology, from law to architecture to the biological sciences, there’s practically something for every professional interest. The field of education has already begun a drastic shift, as well, providing high school and college students with the qualifications to fill brand new positions.

You might think that you need an engineering or other type of technical degree to work in the field of 3D printing. The reality is that, like in most industries, there’s a need for people with a wide array of professional skills. If you’ve got a college degree and you’re looking to switch careers or find your first great opportunity, consider one or more of the following job fields within the 3D printing industry.

1) Business. A broad field where you can concentrate on marketing, public relations, or advertising. You could work for a specific company or you could become a consultant.

2) Finance. Every business needs a numbers expert, someone who can oversee the budget and help the business thrive.

3) Human resources. From small startups to large corporations, HR professionals help streamline the necessary processes such as hiring, retention, and benefits administration.

4) Office management and administrative/clerical work. Administrative professionals are crucial to helping operations run smoothly, freeing up time for others to focus on the more technical aspects.

5) Retail. The projected increase in the manufacturing and sale of 3D printers and accessories will require more vendors, shippers, and retail outlets.

These are just a few examples of the nontechnical jobs available in the 3D printing industry, an ever-expanding field worth exploring if you want to be on the cutting edge of technology while putting your current skills to good use.