A successful career in precision machining will be yours if you have the following minimum qualifications:

1) Ability to read and write 
2) Capable of doing high school level math involving algebra, geometry and trig
3) Manual dexterity and reasonable physical fitness
4) Ability to detect subtle differences visually
5) Ability to learn from experience
6) A commitment to quality and safety

A high school diploma, or GED are required by most employers, a math test is often administered by employers. Experience working with hand tools, programming, course work in CAD, machine shop, and quality are all strong indicators of initial success in our field as are the ability to use measuring tools and read a print.