Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Helpers—Production Workers: Jobs, Career and Salary Information
What 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. Apprentice workers are classified in the appropriate production occupations.
- 2014 employment: 419,200
- May 2015 median annual wage: $23,960
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -16,100
- Growth rate: -4 percent (Decline)
How to Become One
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.