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100048
CNC

CNC - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Machine shops
  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Metalworking machinery manufacturers
  • Plastic products manufacturers
  • Aerospace products and parts manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is declining. Companies are switching to computer-controlled machines because they improve quality and lower costs. These machines require computer programmers instead of machine operators. In addition, some of the manufacturing industry has begun to outsource their work to other countries.

Job prospects are best for those with industry certifications and extensive experience. Most job openings will be from people leaving this occupation.

Numerical Control Machine Operators (CIS 100048)

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Illinois
4,501
Medium
&
2.8%
5.8%
>>>>
459
Moderate
  Champaign Area
66
Medium
&
7.6%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
118
Large
&
9.3%
5.0%
>>>>
13
High
  Cook County
1,421
Medium
&
5.3%
5.6%
>>>>
150
Moderate
  Decatur Area
54
Medium
&
3.7%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
310
Large
&
12.9%
9.7%
>>>>
36
High
  Du Page County
479
Medium
&
2.5%
5.4%
>>>>
48
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
138
Large
&
-38.4%
5.1%
>>>>
6
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
23
Small
&
13.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
53
Medium
&
9.4%
5.2%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Lake County
346
Large
&
8.1%
8.6%
>>>>
38
High
  McHenry County
138
Large
&
5.1%
6.8%
>>>>
15
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
71
Medium
&
16.9%
6.8%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
171
Large
&
7.0%
3.6%
>>>>
18
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
286
Large
&
7.0%
7.3%
>>>>
31
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
78
Medium
&
7.7%
4.3%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
91
Medium
&
5.5%
5.7%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Rockford Area
340
Large
&
3.5%
7.6%
>>>>
35
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
15
Small
&
13.3%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
52
Small
&
1.9%
4.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
68
Medium
&
-10.3%
6.4%
>>>>
5
Few
  Vermilion County
35
Medium
&
2.9%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
140
Medium
&
10.0%
9.1%
>>>>
15
Moderate
United States
152,400
Large
&
-7.0%
3.7%
>>>>
11,800
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.