Graduate Salary
2 years
Avg Length

Machining Requirements

Machinists work hand-in-hand with engineers, constructing or modifying parts, tools or pieces of equipment (primarily metal) to reflect engineering drawings or blueprints. Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop practice will enable students to become competent in the basic operations needed to make industrial parts and components.

Some of the theory covered includes: Types of metal; How to cut and machine steel; Precision measuring and inspection; Interpretation of Engineered Drawings; Gears, threads and fasteners; Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing; and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

Machining Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Machining degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Machining degrees have experience in is Machinist, followed by Automotive Service Technician, Retail Salesperson, Restaurant Cook, Carpenter, Cargo and Freight Agent, Electronic Equipment Assembler, Drill Press Operator, UX Designer, and Electrical Engineer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Machinist 18.1% 0.1% 166.3×
Automotive Service Technician 6.0% 0.3% 23.5×
Retail Salesperson 8.8% 3.5% 2.5×
Restaurant Cook 3.0% 0.6% 5.0×
Carpenter 3.0% 0.3% 9.1×
Cargo and Freight Agent 3.1% 0.0% 65.1×
Electronic Equipment Assembler NA NA NA
Drill Press Operator 3.4% 0.0% 304.3×
UX Designer 3.0% 0.1% 20.2×
Electrical Engineer 3.0% 0.3% 11.7×

Machining Salary

Machining graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Machining Underemployment

Machining graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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