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Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 by Editors at JIST, US Department of Labor

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Production Occupations

Assemblers and Fabricators

(O*NET 51-2011.00, 51-2021.00, 51-2022.00, 51-2023.00, 51-2031.00, 51-2041.00, 51-2091.00, 51-2092.00, 51-2093.00, and 51-2099.00)

Significant Points

  • Most assemblers work on teams, making good communication skills and the ability to get along with others important.
  • A high school diploma is sufficient for most jobs, but experience and extra training is needed for more advanced assembly work.
  • Employment is projected to experience little or no change between 2008 and 2018.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be good in the manufacturing sector, particularly in growing high-technology industries.
Nature of the Work

Assemblers and fabricators play an important role in the manufacturing process. They ...

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