2012 Third Qtr-Mech Design-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-Mech Design-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report for Mechanical Design Technology Program
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Mechanical Drafters (SOC 17-3013)
Mechanical Engineering Technicians (SOC 17-3027)

Education Level
Postsecondary vocational award
Associate's degree

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

192
178
-14
-7.30%
18
$20.70

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

192
4,687
119,688

2017
Change
Jobs
178
4,400
117,313

-14
-287
-2,375

%
Change
-7%
-6%
-2%

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$20.70
$22.18
$23.28

Openin
gs
18
419
12,260

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
333415
337122
333999
541330
332999
333111

2013
Jobs

Name
Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment
and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration
Equipment Manufacturing
Nonupholstered Wood Household Furniture
Manufacturing
All Other Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery
Manufacturing
Engineering Services
All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product
Manufacturing
Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing

2017
Jobs

Change

%
Change

50

42

-8

-16%

15

12

-3

-20%

14

15

1

7%

12

14

2

17%

<10

<10

--

--

<10

<10

--

--

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NAICS
Code
332322

2013
Jobs
<10

Name
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing

2017
Jobs
<10

Change
--

%
Change
--

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Description
Code
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians

2013
Jobs
160
32
Total

192

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
147
15
31
3
178

18

2012 Median Hourly
Earnings
$21.28
$17.75
$20.70

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
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employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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