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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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CSR / WAREHOUSE Arizona Tile is hiring for a CSR/Warehouse Associate. Assist customer in person and over phone to answer product questions and place orders via computer. Additionally work in shipping/receiving warehouse, which requires ability to lift, push/pull 75lbs. Basic math, personal organization & self motivation a must. Full Time & benefits. Apply online only at www.arizonatile.com/careers...
Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, inclu...
Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, inclu...
1)Title: Operations Supervisor – Facilities Qualifications: Facilities Operations and Maintenance Department seeks to hire a highly motivated professional to join its team. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a service oriented work ethic with experience in managing multiple tasks and changing priorities. Must understand the importance of commitment to excellence and providing exe...
icensed Plumber Needed in Gwinnett County area We’re looking for an experienced plumber to work full time focused on residential service. Very competitive pay. Qualifications: Minimum 2 years experience Must be well groomed and have a neat appearance Able to quickly troubleshoot problems Valid social security card, driver's license and a clean driving record Background and drug check required Able...
JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Painter Reports To: Field Superintendent and Owner Summary: Full time position painting and decorating with emphasis in commercial repaint, tenant finish, & residential repaint. Customer satisfaction is keynote. Responsibilities & Job Requirements: 1. Preparation of all surfaces interior and exterior, proper phases of preparation and material usage. 2. Painting of a...
Fordham Electric Southeast, Inc. is a Multi-State Electrical Contractor based out of South Carolina specializing in Residential and Multifamily Construction. We are currently hiring for a Multi-Family Project in Columbia, SC. Our ideal employee meets the following: 5 or more years of residential/commercial experience current state journeyman certification is a plus but not required cleancut with s...
Fordham Electric Southeast, Inc. is a Multi-State Electrical Contractor based out of South Carolina specializing in Residential and Multifamily Construction. We are currently hiring for Multi-Family Projects in the Southeast. Our ideal employee meets the following: 5 or more years of residential/commercial experience advanced blueprint reading skills with experience in under- slab conduits cleancu...
Fordham Electric Southeast, Inc. is a Multi-State Electrical Contractor based out of South Carolina specializing in Residential and Multifamily Construction. We are currently hiring for a Multi-Family Project in Richmond Hill, GA. Our ideal employee meets the following: 5 or more years of residential/commercial experience current state journeyman certification is a plus but not required cleancut w...
Description: The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 40 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Lewin's strategic and analytical services aim to help clients: Improve policy and expand knowledge of health care and human service systems Ena...
Description: The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 40 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Lewin's strategic and analytical services aim to help clients: Improve policy and expand knowledge of health care and human service systems Ena...
HC081249: Litigation Consulting Houston, TX See Below To Apply Listen to a presentation and give your opinion. 8-10 hours work total during the day on August 6th and 7th in Houston, Texas. Must read English at a high school level. Please contact Litigation Consulting at (888) 819-1762....
HC081253: America's Choice Roofing College Station, TX See Below To Apply Sheet Metal Worker needed for College Station, Texas roofing company. Experience a plus, but we will train. Wage depends on experience. Send resume to ***** or call 855-569-7663....
HC081255: Audio Express 7039 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77074 Audio Express, formerly Mobile One, is hiring Experienced Install Technicians for all 4 Houston area locations. Great pay and benefits. Apply online at www.audioexpress.com or in person at our Sharpstown location ( SW Freeway & Bellaire)....
HC081803: Ashton Woods Homes League City/Pearland Areas See Below To Apply Seeking: New Home Builder. Must possess skills to build a quality home delivered on time, within budgets & error free. Maintain subcontractor relations. Set expectations & provide customer service to homebuyer resulting in high level customer satisfaction. City/coastal exp. Preferred. Position openings in League City/Pearla...
HC081889: Warfab Industries, Inc. Houston, TX See Below To Apply Boiler Superintendent Need experienced Superintendent for work in Power Plants, Manufacturing Plants, and Oil and Gas field. Send resume to ***** or come by 350 Joy Lane, Hallsville, Texas to apply. Qualifications & Experience: • Prior supervisory experience required • CWI certification required, with U and R stamp exper...
HC081893: Woven Metal Products Alvin, TX See Below to apply MIG & MIG/TIG COMBO WELDER NEEDED Must be able to pass weld test Apply at 1201 FM 517 Alvin, Texas...
HC082465: Dupre' Houston, Texas 832-323-5170 EXP'D FLEET TECHNICIAN Position in Houston, TX Average up to $50,000 Annually! • Day shift (5 Day Work Week) • Guaranteed 40 Hrs/Wk • Paid overtime • Paid vacation • Paid holidays • Quarterly Bonuses • Medical, Retirement & more! Contact Michael Griffey 832-323-5170 1 yr. exp. in fleet maintenance on tractor trailer repairs and your own tools req'd. Fax...
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Roofers KING OF PRUSSIA, PA WANT PAID TOP $$$ FOR YOUR ROOFING EXPERIENCE? LOOK NO FURTHER! Centimark Corporation, a National Roofing Contractor with one of the most recognized names in the commercial/industrial roofing industry, has immediate openings for Roofing Mechanics, Laborers and Foremen. We offer a Competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid Holidays and vacation, 40...
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