Career Outlook for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers

Also known as:  Metal Numerical Control Programmer, Metal Numerical Tool Programmer, Plastic Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmer, Sheet Metal Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 5.55 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.92 percent per year. Demand for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers is expected to go down, with an expected -2,150 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 1.64 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers in the following states
California 1,730
Texas 1,210
Pennsylvania 1,080
Wisconsin 1,040
Ohio 1,010
Michigan 1,000
Illinois 820
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers
Idaho 40
Maine 40
South Dakota 50
Mississippi 50
Utah 60
Arkansas 60
Rhode Island 60
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