The Best and Worst Entry-Level Jobs in 2019

Worst entry-level jobs

5. Tool and die maker

Machinist with woman engineer measuring cogwheel with caliper at industrial manufacturing factory
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WalletHub score: 39.49

WalletHub’s low-ranking entry-level jobs typically require manual labor.

The job of entry-level tool and die maker earns low scores thanks to poor potential for career growth and potentially hazardous working conditions.

Tool and die making is a type of machinist job. The work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), includes operating computerized and mechanical tools, and assembling and making parts.

Traditionally a solid career, tool and die making has been hit hard by automation. Job opportunities will drop by about 7% from 2016-2026, predicts the BLS.

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