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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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HC183317: ABM Government Services, LLC Various Locations in Iraq See Below To Apply ABM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, LLC IS SEEKING LINGUISTS FOR POSITIONS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN IRAQ Preferred Qualifications: • Possess excellent skills in translation, proof reading and editing of various documents. • Must possess excellent English language written communication skills. • Ability to transcribe ...
With exponential growth in our low voltage division, Walker Engineering Network Services is looking for a Superintendent for the Houston, TX area with a strong knowledge of low voltage systems and integration. The Superintendent should have an in depth knowledge of IT Cabling Infrastructure, Access Control, CCTV, and Audio Video Systems with the ability to manage both self-performed work and subco...
The CAD Operator participates in developing both 2D and 3D coordinated shop drawings, as built drawings and project drawings for design/build project as directed by the BIM Coordinator. The CAD Operator is solely responsible for the completing their assigned tasks in a timely manner, which includes meeting quality and safety standards, and responding to project needs from the field operations and ...
Lorig Construction Company of Des Plaines, IL is a leading bridge and highway contractor in Northern Illinois. We are currently seeking experienced project superintendents. Responsibilities include the overall coordination of one or more highway and bridge projects. The position involves supervision of Lorig field personnel, coordinating project subcontractors and working with other project manage...
Journeyman or Master Electrician - Multiple Locations Superior Optimization is a trusted equipment and service provider in the rapidly growing oil and gas industry. We have results driven commitment to quality, efficiency and customer service and offer many years of experience in designing solutions to optimize the output of oil and gas facilities. Superior Optimization is actively seeking high-...
Heating and Air-Conditioning Firm in the Oak Park area for over 50 years. We are looking for an "Experienced Service Technician" with at least 3 years experience to join our team. To provide excellent customer service and perform service on boilers, furnaces and central air conditioning. We offer excellent benefits Starting pay $16.00 to $25.00 per hour IRA Retirement plan Insurance Company T...
LRS Realty and Management Inc is a full service management company. We are seeking energetic and self motivated individuals who have the knowledge of and ability to do maintenance work. www.lrspropertymanagement.com Qualifications: 2+ years experience in property maintenance, management; preferred but not required Valid drivers license and vehicle insurance Knowledge of hands tools and mainte...
CRS is seeking certified pipe fitters for a long-term assignment in Harrisburg, NC. Will work approximately 50-60 hours per week. Must have experience reading and interpreting ISO drawings. Fitters will be required to pass a written test prior to employment to show ability to interpret drawings. The testing will take place onsite in Harrisburg, NC. Pay is $24/hr, local talent preferred. Candidat...
U.S. Installation Group (USIG) is a national company specializing in the installation of residential and commercial floor covering as well as kitchen and bath renovations. For over twenty years, USIG has provided outstanding service to its customers and completes nearly 100,000 installations per year. USIG operates in over 42 facilities in 15 states. USIG has an opportunity available for a Proje...
Company Confidential Westerville, OH, 43081
Busy family owned plumbing company seeks customer service representative, plumbing parts procurement specialist, and occasional dispatcher for technicians. Skills and characteristics needed for this job include a knowledge of plumbing parts, a civil and patient manner, legible handwriting, reliability, and a general ability to get along with people. Hours are 7am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Bene...
Description: Job Purpose: Maintains environmental conditions by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by studying work orders, diagrams, specifications, drawings, and blueprints; gathering required materials. * Establishes environmental systems by mounting, installing, fabricating, or connecting compresso...
Magnolia Plumbing Inc is looking for a commercial sales/estimator to work in our service/installation department. With our D.C.-based outside professional sales position you are guaranteed: · Industry-leading benefits package, company-supplied vehicle, gas card, laptop, cellphone, clothing, and more · Paid training, tremendous support, great working environment and company culture, and fun! · ...
MAAC Machinery in Carol Stream has openings for honest, hardworking individuals who want to join the World Wide Leader in building Thermoforming Machines. Welder Job Description: Daily fabrication of heavy duty steel tube, angle, I-Beam & flat bar down to light gauge sheet metal, per blue print specification. MAAC only offers full time employment, working from Monday through Friday & we currentl...
Perma-Seal is the recognized industry leader in basement waterproofing, and we're looking for experts in the field to join our rapidly expanding plumbing department. This is a unique opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of our exciting new offerings. We're seeking passionate individuals to help us achieve our goal of raising the bar to provide the best plumbing experience possible for...
City: Hardeeville State: South Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 29927 Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc. supplies and distributes aggregate materials such as granite, river gravel, limestone, natural sand, and more. This rail served aggregate distribution network covers Florida, Southern Mississippi, South Carolina, and Alabama. Primary responsibility of the Yard Laborer position is to manually unl...
Building Engineer Commercial Property Management Company is seeking an experienced building maintenance engineers for downtown Boston and suburban office buildings. Technical school training required. Day Shift is Mon.-Friday 7am-3:30pm. Candidates should have 2 to 3 years experience in an engineering environment and be knowledgeable in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and general maintenance operatio...
CAULKER Will Train. Must travel . Good Trans Drug Free. Pay 12-15 hr Call 614-431-6812-or Fax res: 614-436-3323. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster...
Please email resumes to ***** Job Title: Shipyard Outside Machinist Location: Mobile, AL Assignment Length: Contract-1 + yrs temporary Description : Install equipment on board vessels in a safe and productive manner. Disassemble, fault find, repair and re-assemble shipboard equipment. Mark and measure to close tolerances using calibrated equipment Qualifications : High School ...
Description Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in Hilton Head SC, a Tenet facility, is seeking a Supervisor for their busy practice to handle and manage the daily operations. Full Time/Daytime Hilton Head Island, SC Position Summary: The Site Supervisor works independently on a daily basis to ensure the efficient running of the medical practice site; and works to proactively identify and pro...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...

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