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Industrial Machinery Mechanics
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for industrial machinery mechanics will grow more slowly than the average through 2018. Some industries will have a greater need for mechanics than others. Much of the new automated production equipment that companies are purchasing has its own self-diagnostic capabilities and is more reliable than older equipment. Although this machinery still needs to be maintained, most job openings will stem from the replacement of transferring or retiring workers.