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Skilled Trades Industry Overview


Cutting across major industry sectors from manufacturing to construction, jobs in skilled trades offer traditional employment opportunities that also change with the times and in many cases cannot be automated or offshored. Millions of American businesses ranging from very small home-improvement firms to civil construction behemoths, automotive parts makers and vehicle assembly plants offer work in skilled trades. Large employers of skilled trades workers include painting contractor Long Painting; site-preparation contractor Hayward Baker; and drywall, plaster acoustic and insulation contractor APi Group.

Skilled Trades Job Market


More than 438,000 Americans held jobs as machinists or tool and die makers in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with these occupations expected to grow 7 percent by 2020, slower than the average occupation. There were just over 1 million carpenters in 2010, and their ranks were projected to grow by 20 percent by 2020, faster than the average occupation. Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters held nearly 420,000 jobs in 2010, with healthy growth of 26 percent expected by 2020.

Skilled trades jobs are seeing tremendous change in the 2010s. In manufacturing, robots and outsourcing are always a threat to US skilled trades employment. Yet employers complain that they can't find enough skilled trades talent to meet the key challenge of the 21st century: adapting to continuous and accelerating changes in technology. The bottom line: Well-trained, technically astute skilled tradespeople will be able to find challenging employment opportunities.

Common skilled trades careers include machinist, tool designer, fabricator, production technician, carpenter, mason, plumber, pipefitter, steamfitter, electrician, painter and roofer.

Skilled Trades Salaries


Machinists earned median annual wages of $39,220 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Carpenters’ median wages were $40,010; the top 10 percent earned $71,890. Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters earned median annual pay of $47,750; the middle 50 percent grossed between $36,050 and $64,790.
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Wireless Construction Manager - Kansas City, MO Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul services to...
Wireless Construction Manager - San Jose, CA Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul services to sit...
Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance, n...
Customers trust your attention to detail and proactive solutions. You have a passion for perfection and a distinct way of handling people that exceeds your clients expectations. We welcome your talents and ideas, and believe they’ll fit right in at Brickman. Established in 1939, we’re America’s top commercial landscape company, with an unrelenting commitment to quality and professionalism. Our val...
You are able to foresee potential problems and have the specialty skills needed to solve them. Careful planning and the ability to anticipate issues are qualities which Brickman particularly values. People with your mindset and proactive work-style, are just what our customers expect. Established in 1939, we’re America’s top commercial landscape company, with nearly $1B in revenues. We plan and ma...
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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Project Manager Seattle, WA; Renton, WA Unspecified Apply Apply Project Manager Seattle, WA; Renton, WA Unspecified Apply Job Details Project Manager, Audio and Video Location: Seattle, WA We are a stable, growing, commercial Audio/Video integration firm looking for an Experienced Audio/Video Project Manager....
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Integration Manager Pleasanton, CA; Hayward, CA Unspecified Apply Apply Integration Manager Pleasanton, CA; Hayward, CA Unspecified Apply Job Details Commercial Audio and Video Integration Manager - Bachelor's Degree We are a stable, growing, commercial audio/video integration firm looking for an experienced...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Under close supervision, responsible for performing a range of common manual labor duties including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading lawn car...
We are seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver's license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a compet...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
Callaway, 32404
Bldg Const/Trades Laborer For Pipe Fabrication Company. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Drive, Panama City, FL 32404 Must have valid Driver's License 850-763-4834 EOE/DFWP Web ID#: 34296291...
Callaway, 32404
newtoday.jpg Bldg Const/Trades Machinist Experienced Machinist for Pipe Fabrication Company. DFWP Apply at: 6513 Bayline Dr. PC. 850-763-4834 Web ID#: 34264279...
Callaway, 32404
Bldg Const/Trades Piping Drafter Assistant Piping Drafter Assistant for Pipe Fabrication Company. Experience in Piping Field a Plus. Familiar with Isometric Drawings, knowledge of Piping Components & Auto Cad Program. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Dr, Panama City, FL. 850-763-4834 EOE/DFWP/Benefits Web ID#: 34295852...
Callaway, 32404
Bldg Const/Trades Tig or Mig Welder Exp Tig Welder for Pipe Fabrication company. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Dr., Panama City, FL 32404. 50 hrs/wk 850-763-4834 EOE/ DFWP Web ID#: 34296293...
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU! Soulliere SDS Stone Paving the 4th generation leading force in the hardscape/ landscape construction industry is looking to grow its expert team of installers. With the construction industry on the rise, the opportunity for a promising & rewarding career in the hardscape business is in your favor. We are looking to train individuals with general construction background. Har...
FLOORING PAINTER PT to FT. Good starting wage. Must have valid Drivers License or reliable transportation. Call J.T. at 508-889-3910 email to resume: *****...
SERVICE POSITIONS One Year AmeriCorps commitment with Midtown Alliance of Neighbors starting September 1. PART-TIME – 20 hours a week organizing & helping volunteers complete repairs for low-income homeowners. Some construction experience preferred. Annual stipend of $6,050 plus $2,775 educational award. FULL-TIME – Hands-on with volunteers plus coordinate program. Recordkeeping & correspondence....
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
TIRE TECH, Must be experienced in car & semi truck. Apply: Dunn's Tire & Wheel 693 N 6th St. Prescott...

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