Career Outlook for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Bowling Ball Molder, Brick Maker, Cigarette Stamper, Extrusion Press Operator, Paper Baling Machine Operator, Rubber Extrusion Operator, Sugar Presser, Tuber Operator
The overall job outlook for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, or Compacting Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 11.98 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2 percent per year. Demand for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 30,690 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.89 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Ohio 5,240
Texas 4,910
California 4,430
North Carolina 3,070
Indiana 3,000
Pennsylvania 2,840
Alabama 2,750
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Montana 50
Hawaii 80
Vermont 90
Idaho 100
Rhode Island 140
Wyoming 210
Puerto Rico 210
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