Choosing a manufacturing career allows an individual a wide array of possible jobs. A basic definition of manufacturing is any job that creates a new product, typically by the combination of other single products. For example, computers, cars, clothing, couches and cupcakes are all manufactured products. Many people work in factories or mills to do this type of work. However, with the wide range of products that are manufactured today, many people work in smaller buildings and even in homes. It is not necessary to have a college education in this career.