Helpers--Production Workers

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What do they do?

Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Also known as:

Control Room Helper, Helper, Material Handler, Press Helper, Production Helper, Racker, Slitter Helper, Welder Helper

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Helpers--Production Workers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 6.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #32 in job growth rate
  • 1,010

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #21 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.8%)
  • Master's degree (1.2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (7.3%)
  • Associate's degree (4.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (42.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (27.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Count finished products or workpieces.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Weigh finished products.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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