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Tools & Technology
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Work Context
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Job Outlook
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Occupation Description

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Interests

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Work Values

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Tasks

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Duties

Duties are job behaviors, describing activities that occur on multiple jobs. The generalized and detailed work activities described in the list below apply to this occupation.

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Tools and Technology

This list below describes the machines, equipment, tools, software, and information technology that workers in this occupation will use.

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Skills

The list below includes the skills required by workers in this occupation; skills are what allow you to learn more quickly and improve your performance.

* Skill importance is measured on a five point scale, where one means 'slightly important for this occupation' and five means 'extremely important for this occupation'.

* Skill level is measured on a seven point scale, where one means 'some competence required for this occupation' and seven means 'a high level of expertise required for this occupation'.

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Knowledge

The list below includes knowledge items, the principles and facts required by this occupation.

* Knowledge importance is measured on a five point scale, where one means 'slightly important for this occupation' and five means 'extremely important for this occupation'.

* Knowledge level is measured on a seven point scale, where one means 'some competence required for this occupation' and seven means 'a high level of expertise required for this occupation'.

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Work Context

The list below includes the physical and social factors that influence the nature of work in this occupation.

* Work Contexts are measured by how important the factor is to this occupation, where one is 'not important' and five is 'very important'.

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Work Style

Included in the list below are the personal work style characteristics that can affect how well a worker is likely to perform in this occupation.

* Work Styles are measured by how important the style is to this occupation, where one is 'not important' and five is 'very important'.

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Education / Training

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School Programs

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Wages

  • Nationally, the average annual wage for this occupation is:
    $ 43,420 for entry level workers and $ 69,430 for experienced workers.

  • In New York State, the average annual wage for this occupation is:
    $ 38,860 for entry level workers and $ 68,480 for experienced workers.

Job Outlook

  • Nationally, during 2016, there were approximately 64,800 employed. Of these, 1.8 % were self employed.
    We estimate that in 2026 there will be 68,200 employed nationally. This represents an increase of 340 job(s) each year, and a total of 5,940 job opening(s) each year.

  • In New York State based on the total number of annual openings and its growth rate, employment prospects for this occupation are described as Favorable.
    During 2016, there were approximately 3,810 employed in New York State.
    We estimate that in 2026 there will be 4,270 employed in New York State. This represents an increase of 50 job(s) each year, and a total of 390 job opening(s) each year.

State License / Certification Requirements

State License and Certifications Requirements are not currently associated with this occupation.

Additional Resources

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Apprenticeship Programs / Opportunities

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