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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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Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an exciting opportunity for an Inside Sales Rep who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist with increasing branch revenue and profitability...
Wanted- Experienced Refrigeration Tech- Must have at least 2 years experience. Call 815-716-6823 Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company Join A Winning Team TODAY! We are hiring in Prescott Valley TRUSS WORKERS 1st Shift Truss, Manufacturing or Heavy Assembly exp. req'd. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. Sawyer/Foreman experience a plus! PART TIME CASHIER Candidates must have cash handling, excellent customer service and communication skills. Hardware/Building Material knowledge preferred. Apply...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
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...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
WATER WELL DRILLING Rig-Hand position available immediately. CDL req'd. OSHA certification desirable but not req'd. Mostly local work but occasional out of town. Starting pay based on exp. and capability. Send resumes to ***** or call 928-636-4272 for address or fax #....
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
WATER WELL PUMP INSTALLER/HELPER position available immediately. Mostly local work but occasional out of town. Starting pay based on exp. and capability. Please send resumes to ***** or call 928-636-4272 for address or fax #....
Odessa, 79762
General FRAMERS/ CARPENTERS Needed. Must have some general knowledge of residential construction and have own hand tools. Pay DOE. Steady workload. Complete crews are highly encouraged to call! Alliance Frameworks ask for James 432-296-8420....
Wanted granite & quartz counter top fabricator. Rate of pay based on experience. Please Call Steve at 303-678-8324 or visit our office at 4341 Mulligan Dr Mead CO...
HVAC TECHNICIAN Due to the Incredible Demand for our services we have an Available Career Opportunity. We area Lancaster County based HVAC Contractor installing and servicing only Commercial/ Industrial Equipment. Candidates should have a min. of 3 years experience. Service Technician Installation Technician Apply in person at: Accu-Aire Mechanical Services, Inc. 3545 Marietta Ave Lancaster, PA 17...
Experienced Paving Crew Operators and Laborers Min 2 years exp with heavy highway paving. Drivers – CDL A and B Triaxle dump experience required Heavy Equipment Operators 2-3 years experience Call Bob at 215-257-9400 or apply in person: Blooming Glen Contractors 901 Minsi Trail Blooming Glen, PA Comp wages and benefits Pre-employment drug testing (EOE)...
JOB FAIR - The H&K Group 2082 Lucon Road Skippack, PA 19474 CDL-A&B - Dump Truck Experience CDL-A – Tanker and Haz Mat Heavy Equipment Operators Heavy Highway Laborers Heavy Diesel Mechanics SATURDAY, August 2, 2014 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Call 610-222-4099 for more information Same Day Interviews Competitive Wages and Benefits Pre-employment Drug Testing (EOE)...
Metal Fab Shop Full-Time IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for Exp’d. Welders, Shop Laborers, Machine Operators. Call 888-425-5280 for applications....
Erie Blacktop, Inc. currently has the following job opportunities available for experienced; · Paving laborers & operators · CDL truck drivers class A & B · Diesel equipment/ truck mechanics · Asphalt/stone lab technician Apply in person Mon. – Fri. 8:00am to 5:30pm Sat. 8:00 am-12:00pm at 4507 Tiffin Avenue in Sandusky. EBI is a drug free workplace an EOE....
SERTA MATTRESS ROMULUS Multiple Openings Available Due to increased business, we have numerous positions in Mattress Build & Sewing. All hands on manual labor positions heavy lifting. Very fast paced environment in order to keep up with production. MUST have manufacturing experience, Bedding pref. $9.00 to start and piece work pay once qualified. Long hours (10-12 per day) MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN...
ELECTRICIAN, LICENSED with 3-5 yrs. experience in the commercial and industrial setting. Competitive wages, benefit package, including 401K. Call: Gregoire Electrical Company, Inc. 508-885-6960 or email: ***** Fax: 508-885-7070...
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43215
SUPERINTENDENT Experienced commercial GC for restaurants, retail & office projects. Excellent salary & benefits - call (614) 863-8832 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
NOW HIRING Experienced Heavy Equipment Operators & Surveyor. Call 806-383-1060....
LICENSED JOURNEYMAN PLUMBERS. Commercial construction experience preferred, but any licensed Texas Journeyman will be considered. Apply in person PATRICK PLUMBING SERVICE 1602 S. Monroe...
Midland, 79701
Journeymen Electricians and Helpers Now hiring Journeymen Electricians and Helpers. Will train! Fast Growing electrical company and competive pay. Call (432) 235-0375....
Midland, 79701
SERVICE TECHNICIAN Ray Lee Equipment Co., a John Deere dealer servicing West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, is currently seeking a Service Technician for our Muleshoe, Texas location. Must be able to work in a team environment, communication skills, own tools, reliable transportation and have basic computer skills. Technical Diesel Training preferred. *Competitive Wages *Paid Time Off *Comprehensiv...
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