Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (51-4011)

Occupation description:  Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 148,800174,800 17.52,600 4,5207,120

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.7212.6315.32 18.8623.5228.57

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
30 0.00.0 0.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation0
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 39
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 39.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)