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Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

in Massachusetts

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
514021  Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,738 1,362 -376 -21.63 % 43 43 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    500  29 % 410  30 % -90  -19 % $36,860
Primary Metal Manufacturing    330  19 % 260  19 % -70  -21 % $38,290
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    280  16 % 220  16 % -60  -20 % $39,290
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