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Machining Careers Pay

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Can machining jobs prove to be stable and prosperous careers? #career-path #career-choice #career-counseling #career #job

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Josh’s Answer

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Absolutely, about 5 years ago I failed out of college and was in a dead end job. I fell backwards into an apprenticeship for inside machining, and didn’t even know what it was. I have to say it is not only the most fun work I’ve ever done, the pay and benefits are great depending on where you go. I even have started my own hobby shop in my garage to do some side work. Extremely rewarding job and there are so many variations of “machinists” these days. Nobody knows everything about it and you will learn something new every day. If you’re gonna go for it, then go HARD! Go headfirst, learn on your own time. You have the ability to make yourself more valuable with each skill you acquire. Be respectful to the older guys and they will teach you some incredible things. I owe everything to this industry.

Josh recommends the following next steps:

  • Take a course on welding/machining/anything at a local school.
  • Go to a local shop and volunteer to sweep and clean up.
  • Find a way to get your hands on a machine (best way to learn).
  • Always be safe.
  • Bust your behind and learn all you can!
Forgot to add YouTube to my answer. Tons of instructional videos on there and you can see if it’s something you’d enjoy. Josh Buster
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Phillip’s Answer

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Machinist make a good wage. Like most jobs the more schooling and skills you have the more you can make.
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