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Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

in Massachusetts

Operate or tend furnaces, such as gas, oil, coal, electric-arc or electric induction, open-hearth, or oxygen furnaces, to melt and refine metal before casting or to produce specified types of steel. Excludes "Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4191).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
514051  Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 179 171 -8 -4.47 % 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
Primary Metal Manufacturing    160  91 % 160  91 % 0  -4 % $43,500
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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