Career Outlook for Machinists

Also known as:  Automotive Machinist, CNC Machinist, Gear Machinist, Manual Lathe Machinist, Precision Machinist, Production Machinist, Tool Room Machinist
The overall job outlook for Machinist careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 2.39 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.4 percent per year. Demand for Machinists is expected to go up, with an expected 49,550 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.76 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Machinists in the following states
California 30,080
Texas 28,660
Ohio 27,540
Illinois 25,290
Michigan 21,440
Pennsylvania 16,370
Indiana 13,550
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Machinists
District of Columbia 220
Alaska 230
Hawaii 250
Puerto Rico 370
Delaware 450
Wyoming 560
North Dakota 610
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