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List of Industries Employing Machinists

The following industries employ Machinists ,  SOC Code  51-4041  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Machine Shops and Threaded Products   (NAICS 332700 ) 10,400 13,100 2,700
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 2,400 3,000 600
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 2,400 2,800 400
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 1,700 2,000 300
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 1,200 1,300 100
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 1,100 1,100 0
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 1,000 1,200 200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 700 800 100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 600 700 100
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 600 600 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 600 800 200
Primary Metal Manufacturing   (NAICS 331000 ) 500 500 0
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 400 400 0
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 400 500 100
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance   (NAICS 811300 ) 400 500 100
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 400 500 100
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 300 300 0
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 300 400 100
Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 300 300 0
Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 300 300 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 300 300 0
Ship and Boat Building   (NAICS 336600 ) 300 400 100
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 300 300 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 200 200 0
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 100 200 100
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 100 100 0
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 100 100 0
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 100 100 0
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 100 100 0
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 100 100 0
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 100 200 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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