Model makers and patternmakers, wood
Number employed in 2006: 4,000
Percent change in 2016: Model makers, -40.8 percent; patternmakers, -39.9 percent
Education/training: Most woodworkers are trained on the job, but employers also look for a high school diploma, and computer and math skills. Woodworkers are increasingly expected to have some secondary education in the field as well, whether from a technical school or college.
2006 median salary: Model makers, $28,470; patternmakers, $31,510;
Job outlook: Technology improvements will cut into job availability for these workers. However, there will still be opportunities for those who know how to create and produce designs on a computer.
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