Career Overview

A machinist uses specialized machinery to produce or fix parts or equipment. Anthony, the machinist featured in the video, fixes parts for airplanes.


A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain this position. Applicants must then complete an apprenticeship program through a national organization, college, or manufacturing company.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$27,050 /yr
$43,630 /yr
$65,360 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada