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Mechanical Engineering Technicians

in Massachusetts

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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
173027  Mechanical Engineering Technicians 2,142 2,135 -7 -0.33 % 52 52 Associate's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    900  42 % 930  44 % 30  4 % $55,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    900  42 % 930  44 % 30  4 % $55,490
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    360  17 % 330  16 % -30  -8 % $54,750
Chemical Manufacturing    250  12 % 250  12 % 0  1 % $59,050
Machinery Manufacturing    230  11 % 210  10 % -20  -11 % $57,820
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