There are currently an estimated 87,700 machine feeders in the United States. The machine feeder job market is expected to grow by 1.7% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are machine feeders?
CareerExplorer rates machine feeders with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 9,500 machine feeders. That number is based on 1,500 additional machine feeders, and the retirement of 8,000 existing machine feeders.
Are machine feeders in demand?
Opportunities for machine feeders are projected to decline for the foreseeable future. These workers are heavily employed in declining manufacturing industries in which automation is further decreasing demand for them. In addition, to increase overall productivity, machine operators are more and more also doing the tasks typically assigned to machine feeders.
What’s the supply of machine feeders?
The machine feeder industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Indiana
Machine Feeder job market by state
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