Machinists are often called tool makers. They create precision metal pieces using high powered tools to be used in the manufacturing industry. If you have you’re a stickler for accuracy, have a knack for computers, and like powerful machines, this career could be a great fit for you!

What You'll Do

As a Machinist, you’ll

  • Work from sketches, blueprints and computer-aided design (CAD) files
  • Maintain and operate basic and specialized machine tools and machine parts
  • Check products for defects using precision instruments


  • Operating Tools and Equipment
  • Physical and Hands-on Work
  • Problem Solving


Want to be a Machinist?

Explore the education and training opportunities currently available through Louisiana’s 13 community and technical college campuses across the state.

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Total Working Population

High School Diploma

No High School Diploma

High School + Post Secondary Credential

Louisiana Calling

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