Demographic information on Machinists in the US. The average age of male Machinists in the workforce is 45.2 and of female Machinists is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Machinists is White.
Data on higher education choices for Machinists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Machinists is Business but a relatively high number of Machinists hold a major in Communications.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Machinists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Machinists need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Machinists need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.
Projections on wages and job growth for Machinists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Machinists are expected to see a growth of 2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.