Career Info

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

With a degree in Machining Technology, you can get a job as a machinist running manual or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines at companies in the aerospace, defense, medical equipment, digital imaging, and energy industries.

These companies continue to develop state-of-the-art products from various metal alloys that require increasingly tighter tolerances and higher levels of precision in machining processes. Because many senior employees in these jobs have retired over the last decade, there is a shortage of precision machinists in the industry and entry-level employees with machining skills are now highly sought after.

Precision machinists, manufacturing engineering technicians, and machined parts quality control inspectors work in large machine shops at companies such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Halliburton. There are many small, privately-owned machine shops across the country that employ Machining Technology graduates too. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is home to both large and small machine shops as hundreds of companies in the area take part in the precision machining business.