Career Outlook for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Metal Milling Machine Operator, Metal Rotary Head Milling Machine Setup Operator, Plastic Thread Milling Machine Setup Operator
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Milling or Planing Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 13.41 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 3.35 percent per year. Demand for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go down, with an expected -4,220 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 1.61 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Illinois 2,870
California 2,220
Ohio 1,320
Texas 1,250
Michigan 1,180
Pennsylvania 1,160
New York 830
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Vermont 40
South Dakota 70
Nevada 70
Utah 70
Florida 80
Maine 80
Idaho 100
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