Where Computer Aided Manufacturing Careers are Growing
Today, many jobs are being exported overseas or taken on by computers, and this can make it difficult to determine what careers are stable in certain industries. That's why when contemplating a future career, it's important to consider which industries are growing and what jobs are becoming obsolete. Today, we look at the career field of computerized numerical control (CNC) machining and manufacturing, also known as computer aided manufacturing, a field that offers real opportunity for people with the right skills.
Throughout the month of August, Lincoln Tech is accumulating data to highlight which career fields are growing in the states where we offer training. Pay attention to the data below, and use this information to guide you toward a promising future. All salary and career-growth projections can be found at careeronestop.org for the years 2014–2024, unless otherwise noted.
What is Computer Aided Manufacturing?
CNC machinists use computerized devices to perform a wide range of manufacturing tasks, working with various materials such as plastic, wood and metal. They essentially build products and components from scratch using computerized manufacturing equipment. Sophisticated programming skills are a must, and those who succeed as a CNC machinist can work in industries such as automotive, aviation, military defense, aerospace and more.
More than 56,000 positions are projected to be available around the country by 2024. Find great opportunities to start your career in these states where CNC jobs are growing, and where you can enroll to train at Lincoln Tech.
Texas: By 2024, CNC jobs are expected to grow by 21 percent across the state. Explore training options at Lincoln Tech's Grand Prairie campus.
New York and New Jersey: New York is projecting 26% growth, and New Jersey 8%, in the CNC industry. Enroll at Lincoln Tech's Mahwah campus to receive hands-on training.
Indiana: Over the next eight years, CNC jobs are expected to grow 30 percent across Indiana. Take the first step toward a fulfilling career by enrolling at Lincoln Tech's Indianapolis school.
No matter which campus you choose, you can expect Lincoln Tech to provide thorough training. The CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology program uses industry-specific machinery to provide real-world experience, and teaches the programming skills necessary to succeed in this career.