Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

General Information

Description

Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit96.85%
  2. Self-employed3.15%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of assemblers and fabricators is projected to decline 5 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 174,200 openings for assemblers and fabricators are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$45,770

State-by-state Salary

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$56,230
$29,440
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 64%
  • Post-secondary certificate 12%
  • Less than high school 11%
  • Master's degree 7%
  • Some college 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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