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Sewing Machine Operators

General Information

Description

Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit82.77%
  2. Self-employed12.22%
  3. Private, not for profit3.51%
  4. State and local government0.96%
  5. Federal government0.40%

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
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,740

State-by-state Salary

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$44,100
$18,450
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 52%
  • High school 41%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • Production and Processing
  • Public Safety and Security

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