Median Pay*
$54,770.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
Number of Jobs, 2016*
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
On-the-job Training
Long-term on-the-job training
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
17.9 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
All Occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Machinists Do
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.
Work Environment
There are many different ways to become a machinist or tool and die maker. Machinists train in apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, or community or technical colleges, or on the job. To become a fully trained tool and die maker takes several years of technical instruction, as well as on-the-job training. Good math, problem-solving, and computer skills are important. A high school diploma is necessary.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline