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Precision Machinists

Overview

Precision machinists use machine tools, such as drill presses, lathes, and milling machines, to produce metal parts that meet precise specifications. They combine their knowledge of metals with skillful handling of machine tools to make precision-machined products. There are approximately 399,040 precision machinists employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

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Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Engineer

Supervisor

Tool and Die Maker

Machinist

Apprentice

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