Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Employment and Job Openings
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Balance of State||30.79||14.51||18.87||27.23||38.86||57.75|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.