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What does a CNC programmer do?
A CNC programmer operates computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.
What do I need to get a CNC programmer job?
These career fields are highly in demand, and highly dependent upon the availability of apprenticeships. You can enter an apprenticeship program with a high school diploma and in 3-4 years graduate as a fully qualified professional. Your salary will increase from entry level to mid level as you move forward in your training.
Careers in these fields can provide opportunities for career advancement through management and quality control positions.
To find manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities in your area visit the Maryland Apprenticeship Locator. For more information about manufacturing apprenticeships contact the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Program.
What is the median salary of a CNC programmer?
- Varies based on level of apprenticeship