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Welder, Cutter, Solderer and Brazer

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Sample of reported job titles: Aluminum Welder, Assembly Line Brazer, Brazer, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, Solderer, Sub Arc Operator, Welder, Wirer
Earnings (Mean): $39,560 annual
Estimated workers employed: 5,260
Education: High school diploma

Aerospace Engineering and
Operations Technologist and Technician

Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

Sample of reported job titles: Avionics Installation Technician, Avionics Technician, Avionics Test Technician, Engineering Technician, Engineering Test Technician, Flight Test Instrument Technician, Instrumentation Technician, Systems Test Technician, Test Technician
Earnings (Mean): N/A
Estimated workers employed: N/A
Education: Post-secondary certificate

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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operator

Operate computer-controlled tools, machines, or robots to machine or process parts, tools, or other work pieces made of metal, plastic, wood, stone, or other materials. May also set up and maintain equipment.

Sample of reported job titles: Brake Press Operator, Computer Numerical Control Lathe Operator, Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator, Computer Numerical Control Machinist, Computer Numerical Control Mill Operator, Computer Numerical Control Operator Computer Numerical Control Set-Up and Operator, Machine Operator, Machine Set-Up Operator, Machinist
Earnings (Mean): $38,920 annual
Estimated workers employed: 1,910
Education: High school diploma

Wind Turbine
Service Technician

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

Sample of reported job titles: Field Service Technician; Maintenance Technician; Operations, Maintenance and Service Wind Turbine Technician (OMS Wind Turbine Technician); Senior Wind Turbine Technician; Wind Farm Support Specialist; Wind Technician; Wind Turbine Service Technician; Wind Turbine Technician
Earnings (Mean): N/A
Estimated workers employed: N/A
Education: High school diploma