Numerical Control Tool Programmers


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Numerical Control Tool Programmers

Numerical Control Tool Programmers - 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

Positions for tool programmers are available in all parts of the country. However, jobs are most plentiful in the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast, where manufacturing is concentrated.

Major employers:

  • Machine shops
  • Metalworking machinery manufacturers
  • Aerospace products and parts manufacturers
  • Heavy machinery manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is strong. Companies are switching to computer-controlled machines because they improve quality and lower costs. Some software can translate part and product designs into machine tool instructions. This will reduce the demand for programmers. As long as the demand for goods remains high, tool programmers will be needed.

Job prospects are best for those with industry certifications and extensive experience.

Numerical Control Tool Programmers (CIS 100139)

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Illinois
1,301
Small
&
17.8%
5.8%
>>>>
161
Few
  Champaign Area
17
Very small
&
23.5%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
35
Small
&
22.9%
5.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Cook County
420
Small
&
18.8%
5.6%
>>>>
53
Few
  Decatur Area
18
Small
&
16.7%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
84
Small
&
21.4%
9.7%
>>>>
11
Few
  Du Page County
159
Small
&
20.1%
5.4%
>>>>
20
Few
  Edwardsville Area
23
Small
&
17.4%
5.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
14
Very small
&
7.1%
5.2%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
92
Small
&
20.7%
8.6%
>>>>
12
Few
  McHenry County
36
Small
&
16.7%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
8
Very small
&
62.5%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
50
Small
&
20.0%
3.6%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
74
Small
&
17.6%
7.3%
>>>>
9
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
24
Small
&
25.0%
4.3%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
28
Small
&
25.0%
5.7%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rockford Area
107
Medium
&
19.6%
7.6%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Springfield Area
19
Very small
&
10.5%
4.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
14
Very small
&
35.7%
6.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Vermilion County
6
Very small
&
33.3%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
42
Small
&
21.4%
9.1%
>>>>
5
Few
United States
25,700
Small
&
21.8%
3.7%
>>>>
3,100
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.