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Seattle King WDA: King County
Qualification: Demand SOC code: 514041 Machinists Occupation is Green

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for Machinists in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Demand Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Demand North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Demand South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Not in demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Demand Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Demand North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Demand South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Not in demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties <