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Can anyone tell me about being a CNC machinist?

I was thinking about entering a program for CNC(computer numerical control) training, is it a good Job what about the pay, is it an in demand skill?

Asked By: bspain0 - 7/28/2006
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Median hourly earnings of machinists were $16.33 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $12.84 and $20.33. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $10.08, while the top 10 percent earned more than $24.34. Median hourly earnings in the manufacturing industries employing the largest number of machinists in May... More
Answered By: cybrog - 7/28/2006
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If that is the kind of thing you enjoy doing, I would say go for it. It is an in-demand job, and pay depends of experience and training I'm sure. But they need younger CAD/CAM/CNC workers to understand some of hte newer copmuter technology that the older generation can't always understand.
Answered By: kaloptic - 7/28/2006
 
machinests used to go through an apprenticeship, then journeyman then to machinest (tool maker). the jobs do pay good but the time needed to train for it can be long. the demand for those jobs is declining because computers are taking control in mass production. for custom work it is very profitable
Answered By: oldguy - 7/28/2006
 
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