There are currently an estimated 11,300 dyeing machine operators in the United States. The dyeing machine operator job market is expected to shrink by -18.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are dyeing machine operators?

CareerExplorer rates dyeing machine operators with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,600 dyeing machine operators. That number is based on the retirement of 6,700 existing dyeing machine operators.

Are dyeing machine operators in demand?

The demand in the textile manufacturing industry in the United States has declined quickly over the past few decades because apparel and textile companies have moved their factories to nations with lower labor costs. This trend has led to a rise in imports and has exerted an extremely negative impact on the domestic job outlook for dyeing machine operators. In the manufacturing plants that remain in the U.S., machines have increasingly replaced operators, as many new fibers and fabrics require less production and processing. The net result of these factors has been a loss of thousands of jobs in an occupation which is among the most rapidly declining in the economy. In short, dyeing machine operators are falling victim to outsourcing and automation.

What’s the supply of dyeing machine operators?

Dyeing Machine Operator job market by state

State Name Employed Dyeing Machine Operators
North Carolina 2,350
Georgia 2,060
California 1,590
South Carolina 1,040
Pennsylvania 240
Alabama 230
Virginia 230
Illinois 220
Massachusetts 210
Texas 170
New Jersey 170
New York 100
Tennessee 80
New Hampshire 70
Minnesota 40