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Machinists and Tool and Die Makers


What Machinists and Tool and Die Makers 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. Machinists and tool and die makers work in machine shops, toolrooms, and factories. 


How to Become a Machinist or Tool and Die Maker
Machinists train in apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, community and technical colleges, or on the job. They receive several years of technical instruction and on-job training. A high school diploma is necessary.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for machinists and tool and die makers was $42,110 in May 2015.Employment of machinists and tool and die makers is projected to grow 6 percent by 2024.


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