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Sewing Machine Operators

Operate sewing machines to make clothes or other products.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$18.77 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -14%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Attach decorative or functional accessories to products.
  • Cut fabrics.
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