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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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Painter Full time position for experienced painter with knowledge of drywall repair and wallpaper removal. Competitive salary. Benefits after 90 days. Apply in person to: Hanover Healthcare Center, 435 Avis NW Massillon, Oh 44646...
GENERAL LABOR JOB FAIR Immediate openings NOW paying up to $13 per hour. Tuscarawas, Carroll and Stark Counties. Jobs available in the oil field industry and manufacturing. All 3 shifts available. Great pay, benefits and bonuses. Apply in person: DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY 525 North Walnut St. Dover, OH 44622. FRI., OCT. 31, 2014 Noon - 3 p.m. ONLY!!! IF UNABLE TO attend, Call 330-868-0115...
STAFFING PARTNERS OPEN INTERIVEW HIRING EVENT Tuesday, October 28th 9am-noon OhioMeanJobs Center- Stark County 822 - 30th. Street N.W., Canton Hiring for 27 different types of temp to hire positions in: manufacturing, food industry and landscaping. Bring your resume. Don't miss this great employment opportunity....
Company Confidential Edwardsville, IL
We are an independent company with a national affiliation looking for technically skilled individuals to excel personally and financially with our ongoing World Class training systems. We are looking for a Lead HVAC Service Technician that is EPA certified, that graduated from an accredited HVAC training program, and has a minimum of five years’ experience in the residential/light commercial HVAC ...
General Contractor has Immediate Openings for the following positions: Lead/Foreman Metal Building Iron Worker (Min. 5 yrs. exp. as a Foreman) Metal Building Iron Workers (Min 2 yr. exp) Competitive Pay & Benefits Apply in person with resume to: Human Resources 3211 Rio Mirada Drive (661) 316-0145...
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED auto collision technician/body man sought. MUST have experience with foreign and domestic cars. MUST be able to restore damaged vehicles to original integrity, function, and appearance. MUST have own tools. MUST be able to use these tools to remove or repair damaged parts, and weld as needed and properly install new parts. MUST be able to work with variety of metals, plastic...
Company Confidential Beech Creek, PA, 16822
Hiring carpenter/roofers to travel and set modular structures. Position is typically weekdays; however, weekends may be required. Must be able to climb ladders, bend, crawl, lift at least 75 pounds. Roofing and framing experience is required. OSHA Construction course completion is a plus. Please send resume to ***** provided by The Lock Haven Express...
Welder Willing to work! Overtime and some nights required. Must have 2 years experience and be self motivated. Please call for interview 580-541-1257 This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
Journeyman Electrician Paid vacation & holidays. Call 580-554-6381 or email ***** This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
LABORERS & LOAD OPERATORS Now hiring for 4 month FP&L Plant project in Indiantown, Florida. Hard workers with positive attitude needed. Permanent positions possible. Good pay. Drug free work place. Background check required. EEO company. Call 863-385-2122 keywords: Laborer load operator heavy equipment operator worker excavating loading machine operator...
A/C - Top Pay! Experienced Commercial & Residential Duct Mechanics, Helpers & Service Techs needed. Min 5 yrs exp. Paid Vac., Holidays + More! Cox Heating & Air Conditioning, Since 1958. 727-442-6158. Reference Code:27256...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for experienced Press Brake Operators in Vista, CA. This position is a temporary to hire job opportunity. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Job Summary: To set up and operate an Amada HDS press brake and inspect parts. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Prepare and run complex bend setups and formin...
EDM & Cylindrical Grinder Operator EDM & Cylindrical Grinder Operator FT. 1st shift (6:30AM-3:00 PM). Primary responsibilities include operating EDM and cylindrical grinding machines in a fast paced team environment. This position requires excellent attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to hold tight tolerances, mechanical aptitude, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. This ...
Description: The qualified candidate should be experienced in the creating and interpreting of drawings used in the granite countertop industry. Skills/Qualifications: AutoCAD, CAD, Drafting, Drafting Tools, Deadline-Oriented, Self-Motivated, Design Skills, Analyzing Information...
Our client, a local leader in the construction industry, is seeking an Assistant Project Manager in Houston. Your responsibilities will include coordinating with owners, architects, engineers and building officials, reviewing contracts and documents, RFI's and document control. Experience in educational, healthcare or commercial projects is required. MEP coordination or building controls experienc...
Metal Fabricator/Welder: Exhibits, Scenery, Signs, Exhibits, Museum, Trade Show Booth, Scenic, Sets, Scenery & Props, Zoos, Theme Park Themed Fabrication Shop is seeking skilled, well rounded Metal fabricator/welder. Use your creativity. Interested in working in the entertainment industry. Ideally, 2 years experience in like or similar industry or fab shop, building custom metal works or will...
Great Benefits! 401K, Medical/Dental/Rx, Vision! Responsible for performing highly diversified duties Weld fabricate and repair new and existing equipment, processes and facility equipment according to applicable safety and quality guidelines. Employee must support the achievement of the site?s business goals and objectives. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Comply with safety regulations and practices....
Our clients are commercial building contractor's and are involved in a number of large commercial construction projects in Houston. They work in the Commercial Sector currently and are expanding rapidly. Having secured a large number of projects across Houston in excess of $20mill they are now looking to find a Superintendent to join the team and deliver complex construction projects. Working as...
Carpenter: Bench/Finish/ Journeyman: Exhibits, Museum, Trade Show Booth, Scenic, Sets, Scenery & Props Themed Fabrication Shop is seeking skilled, well rounded finish carpenter/craftsman/fabricator. Use your creativity. Interest in working in the entertainment industry. Ideally, 2 years experience or more in like or similar industry, or will train if you have the skills and desire Should have...
Our clients are commercial building contractor's and are involved in a number of large multi-family construction projects in Houston. They work in the High Rise multi-family Sectors currently and are expanding rapidly. Having secured a large number of projects across Houston in excess of $60mill they are now looking to find a Senior Superintendent to join the team and deliver complex, high rise p...

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