Career Outlook for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (not including Sawing)

Also known as:  CNC Wood Lathe Operator, Roof Truss Builder, Speed Belt Sander, Tenon Operator, Wood Boring Machine Operator, Wood Dowel Machine Operator, Wood Lathe Operator, Wood Planer
The overall job outlook for Woodworking Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 31.43 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 5.24 percent per year. Demand for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 30,760 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 6.31 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (not including Sawing) in the following states
California 4,980
North Carolina 4,430
Texas 3,800
Indiana 3,410
Wisconsin 3,290
Pennsylvania 3,060
Virginia 2,900
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (not including Sawing)
Puerto Rico 40
Delaware 40
Wyoming 50
Alaska 60
Rhode Island 110
New Mexico 110
Nevada 110
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