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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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Facilities Construction Manager Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to join a large independent oil and natural gas firm whose primary focus is to meet the energy needs of the world. Responsibilities: Plan, design and execute new construction projects. Support the selection of general contractors, direct construction team schedules, and deliver onsite supervision of construction devel...
Contact: Tony MaGuire Salary: $65 to $70K CAD MANAGER - AutoCAD - REVIT Respected consulting engineering firm has an immediate need for a CAD manager with 5+ years of experience. Experience with AutoCAD and REVIT. Ability to assist in training and mentoring engineers and designers. Oversee the drawing of MEP and CIVIL designs. Handle networking involved with about a dozen engineers. Position would...
Contact: Joe Durkin Salary: $$$ Civil Designer Growing Civil Consulting Firm in the Lancaster Suburbs has an immediate need for a Civil Cad Designer who can step in day 1 and hit the ground running. Position is full time/permanent with a laid back family atmosphere. Qualified candidates, please email a resume in word doc to ***** Job Duties & Qualifications: 3-5+ years experience desi...
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City: Bloomsdale State: Missouri Postal/Zip Code: 63627 APAC Tennessee, Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Company, is an industry leader in high quality asphalt and concrete pavement construction, materials, and services. Located near downtown Memphis, APAC Tennessee services Eastern Arkansas, West Tennessee, and Northwest Mississippi with mobile concrete operations servicing the Southeastern United St...
City: Hutchinson State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67504 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility,...
City: Ottawa Lake State: Michigan Postal/Zip Code: 49267 Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated Oldcastle Inc. company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus o...
City: Fredericksburg State: Virginia Postal/Zip Code: 22407 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete prod...
City: Waco State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 76706 APAC Texas-Wheeler is an Oldcastle Company. The Wheeler Companies offer a variety of products and services including road construction, asphalt paving and maintenance, ready mix concrete, hot mix asphalt, sand & gravel products and limestone aggregates. Our mission is to provide the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. The...
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer AA/EOE/M/F/D/V SUMMARY: At Terminix®, our people bring tremendous pride and integrity to everything we do. In turn, we provide a working environment where these skilled professionals can achieve true satisfaction in their own lives. We are proud to offer our exceptional associates competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and outstanding opp...
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TRADES Underground Utilities Company Currectly Taking Applications Certified Diesel Mechanic/ Shop Foreman Underground Utility Pipe Layers Paving Laborers Part Delivery Minimum 2 yrs. exp., bring certifications, resume, safety trainings. Details of this position will be discussed in person. Apply At: 5842 S. Cage Blvd. Pharr, TX 78577...
Company Confidential TULARE, CA, 93274
Pump Installer/Electrician Heavy labor. Experience in pump install and electrical. VALLEY PUMP Tulare, CA 93274 (559)686-2000...
Company Confidential Princeton, NJ, 08540
PAINTER/CARPENTER OR PAINTER Full-time, experienced Carperter/Painter or Painter for painting company in Princeton NJ. Smoke-free environment. Competitive wage on the books. Transportation required. Preferably live within a 30 minute commute of Princeton NJ. Contact ***** This listing brought to you by The Princeton Packet....
Underground Construction company seeking general construction labors and Operators with CDL license. Full Benefits offered wage based on exp. Please send resumes to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
CARPENTERS Rougher’s only. Experienced. Good Pay depending on exp. Long term employment. 248-909-0483...
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DUCT INSTALLERS with at least 3 years minimum experience. Must have transportation. Local HVAC company. Call Jay 508-361-9070...
HEAVY EQUIPMENT Mechanics and Class A CDL Drivers - Local Transportation and Solid Waste Company is currently seeking experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Class A CDL Drivers for full time employment. Mechanics require two years of heavy equipment, dump trailer, walking floor trailer, and Diesel engine experience. Class A Drivers are required to have 2 years dump trailer and/or Walking floor...
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Carpenter/Supervisor for expanding Restoration Co. pay based on experience. Truck and cell phone allowance. Reply to *****...
SILVER SHEET METAL Hiring Exp. Sheet Metal Mechanics, Exp. Helpers and Millwright Workers Apply In Person At 1571 Broad Street Augusta, GA 30904...
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