Learn about the types of people who become tool and die makers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a tool and die maker. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming tool and die makers at a ratio of 3.80 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2022

6% of tool and die makers are female and 94% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2022

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a tool and die maker and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a tool and die maker and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a tool and die maker than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of tool and die makers are White, making up 73% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Other, making up 10% and 4% respectively.