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Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

General Information

Description

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit89.84%
  2. Self-employed5.76%
  3. Private, not for profit2.84%
  4. Federal government1.33%

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

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$36,830

State-by-state Salary

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$45,880
$18,490
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 73%
  • Less than high school 20%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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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.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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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

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security

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