• Machinists
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 46,360
    $29,040 range bar $69,370
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled equipment to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

What do they typically do

  • Read detailed drawings or files, such as blueprints, sketches, and those for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Set up, operate, and disassemble manual, automatic, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools
  • Align, secure, and adjust cutting tools and workpieces
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines
  • Turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machine parts to specifications
  • Verify that completed products meet requirements

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.2%
Job Openings 1,441

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    License
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