Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders
Number employed in 2006: 106,000
Percent change in 2016: -12.9 percent
Education/training: Training is usually provided on the job and can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. Becoming skilled in all aspects of the job can take from a year to two years.
2006 median salary: $26,830
Job outlook: The automation of painting and coating techniques will raise worker productivity, eliminating the need for many employees.
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(Globe Staff/Evan Richman)