Career Outlook for Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Engine Lathe Operator, Gear Cutter, Screw Machine Operator, Screw Machine Tool Setter
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Lathe or Turning Machine Tool Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 41.66 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 6.94 percent per year. Demand for Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go down, with an expected -170 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 0.05 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Illinois 4,950
Texas 4,350
California 3,440
Ohio 3,000
Pennsylvania 2,430
Michigan 2,250
Wisconsin 1,820
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Idaho 30
Puerto Rico 90
Utah 90
North Dakota 100
South Dakota 100
Nevada 140
Maine 140
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