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CNC Machinist
CNC Machinist

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CNC Machinists at a Glance

CNC machinists set up and manage computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines that cut, grind, and drill. The parts are typically produced from metal or plastic, and they are used in medical, aerospace, and other precision applications. CNC machinists nearly always work inside of a factory. A one-year certificate or two-year degree is normally required in order to develop skills to operate the machine and interpret technical drawings/plans.

A Day in the Life | Jesse

Age: 36
Job: CNC machinist
Free Time: Metal band, biking, camera operator/filmmaker.
Proud of: Started CNC company in his garage.

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CNC Machinist
$45,500 Starting Pay
$77,000 5-Year Pay
Importance of Technical School
 
 
 
Low High
Specialized Training/Advancement
 
 
 
Low High
Outdoor Work
 
 
 
Low High
Workplace Risk/Danger
 
 
 
Low High
Schedule Flexibility
 
 
 
Low High

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