Machinists


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: North Central, Career Cluster
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Machinists

Machinists - 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

Machinists work in all parts of the country. However, jobs are most plentiful in the Northeast, Midwest, and West, where manufacturing is concentrated.

Major employers:

  • Machine shops
  • Metalworking machinery manufacturers
  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Aerospace product and parts manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will be about as fast as average. Despite automation and CNC technology, there is still a need for skilled workers to set up, tend, and maintain machines. Machinists are also needed to program machines.

Job prospects will be excellent for trained workers. There is a shortage of trained workers for the number of job openings expected. Job openings will occur as people retire or leave the job.

Machinists (CIS 100366)

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Illinois
34,367
Very large
&
3.7%
5.8%
>>>>
3,625
Very High
  Champaign Area
525
Very large
&
10.5%
7.0%
>>>>
61
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
881
Very large
&
6.7%
5.0%
>>>>
97
Very High
  Cook County
11,243
Very large
&
5.4%
5.6%
>>>>
1,214
Very High
  Decatur Area
470
Very large
&
5.5%
7.0%
>>>>
52
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
2,362
Very large
&
10.8%
9.7%
>>>>
273
Very High
  Du Page County
3,966
Very large
&
5.0%
5.4%
>>>>
426
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
752
Very large
&
-12.4%
5.1%
>>>>
61
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
240
Very large
&
9.2%
7.0%
>>>>
27
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
422
Very large
&
4.7%
5.2%
>>>>
45
Very High
  Lake County
2,480
Very large
&
9.4%
8.6%
>>>>
282
Very High
  McHenry County
978
Very large
&
6.5%
6.8%
>>>>
107
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
539
Very large
&
14.8%
6.8%
>>>>
66
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
1,187
Very large
&
5.1%
3.6%
>>>>
127
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
2,023
Very large
&
5.9%
7.3%
>>>>
220
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
628
Very large
&
5.4%
4.3%
>>>>
67
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
772
Very large
&
4.9%
5.7%
>>>>
84
Very High
  Rockford Area
2,350
Very large
&
5.1%
7.6%
>>>>
253
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
146
Very large
&
5.5%
2.4%
>>>>
16
High
  Springfield Area
503
Very large
&
3.8%
4.7%
>>>>
53
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
533
Very large
&
3.2%
6.4%
>>>>
56
Very High
  Vermilion County
240
Very large
&
7.1%
4.9%
>>>>
27
Very High
  Will County
1,323
Very large
&
7.3%
9.1%
>>>>
147
Very High
United States
388,100
Very large
&
4.2%
3.7%
>>>>
38,000
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.