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Computer Controls: Career and Education Opportunities in Kansas

Computer Controls: Within the production environment Computer Controllers provide the specialized expertise needed to fabricate products and control the factory floor. With skills in both computers and product, they keep precise control over operations as they proceed.

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Kansas has a population of 2,818,747, which has grown by 4.85% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunflower State," its capital is Topeka, though its biggest city is Wichita. In 2008, there were a total of 1,875,134 jobs in Kansas. The average annual income was $38,886 in 2008, up from $37,414 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.7% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Approximately 25.8% of Kansas residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Kansas include machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers, mineral wool manufacturing, and medical laboratories. Notable tourist destinations include the Exploration Place, the Indian Center Museum & Gift Shop, and the Great Plains Nature Center.


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Numerical Control Tool Programmer

Numerical Control Tool Programmers develop programs to control machining or processing of parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. Numerical Control Tool Programmers need to use core mathematical skills in problem solving. They also need to read and understand what has been read.