Career Outlook for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

Also known as:  Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Shot Peening Operator, Jig Boring Machine Operator for Metal, Metal CNC Operator, Numerical Control Machine Operator, Metal and Plastic, Plastic CNC Machine Operator, Welding Robot Operator
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 0.60 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.1 percent per year. Demand for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 26,710 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.70 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators in the following states
Ohio 11,490
California 9,610
Michigan 8,690
Illinois 7,690
Texas 7,510
Indiana 6,600
Pennsylvania 6,190
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
Montana 50
Puerto Rico 90
New Mexico 100
Delaware 100
West Virginia 150
South Dakota 280
Rhode Island 280