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Precision Machinists

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Most of the approximately 383,470 precision machinists employed in the United States work in small machining shops or with manufacturers that produce durable goods, such as products and parts for industrial machinery, aircraft, or automobiles. Maintenance machinists work in practically all industries that use production machinery. Although machinists work in all parts of the country, the largest number of employers are found in areas where manufacturing is concentrated, such as the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast.

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