Assemblers


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Assemblers

Assemblers - 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:

  • Semiconductor and other electronic components manufacturers
  • Navigational and control instruments manufacturers
  • Electrical equipment manufacturers
  • Computer manufacturers
  • Communications equipment manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will decline. Two factors will contribute to this decline for precision assemblers. One will be increasing automation. As more manufacturers use machines and robots to perform tasks once done by workers, fewer assemblers will be needed. Another factor will be growing international production. Many companies will send work to countries where labor costs are lower. The most growth will occur in the aircraft parts and manufacturing.

Job openings will occur as current workers leave the field. Job prospects are best for those with vocational training and certifications.

Precision Assemblers (CIS 100418)

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Illinois
9,228
Large
&
-15.9%
5.8%
>>>>
819
High
  Champaign Area
112
Medium
&
-11.6%
7.0%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
431
Very large
&
-15.1%
5.0%
>>>>
39
High
  Cook County
3,094
Large
&
-15.9%
5.6%
>>>>
277
High
  Decatur Area
60
Medium
&
-15.0%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
576
Large
&
-10.4%
9.7%
>>>>
56
High
  Du Page County
1,203
Large
&
-18.9%
5.4%
>>>>
100
High
  Edwardsville Area
71
Medium
&
-7.0%
5.1%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
22
Small
&
-9.1%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
90
Medium
&
-12.2%
5.2%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Lake County
703
Large
&
-13.7%
8.6%
>>>>
65
High
  McHenry County
192
Large
&
-18.2%
6.8%
>>>>
17
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
161
Large
&
-14.9%
6.8%
>>>>
16
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
290
Large
&
-15.5%
3.6%
>>>>
25
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
359
Large
&
-15.6%
7.3%
>>>>
30
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
149
Large
&
-10.7%
4.3%
>>>>
14
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
156
Large
&
-14.7%
5.7%
>>>>
15
High
  Rockford Area
767
Very large
&
-14.2%
7.6%
>>>>
70
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
82
Large
&
-13.4%
2.4%
>>>>
7
High
  Springfield Area
157
Large
&
-16.6%
4.7%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
145
Large
&
-5.5%
6.4%
>>>>
16
High
  Vermilion County
84
Large
&
-11.9%
4.9%
>>>>
7
High
  Will County
289
Large
&
-12.1%
9.1%
>>>>
27
High
United States
338,900
Large
&
-0.9%
3.7%
>>>>
32,200
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.