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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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Chicago / NW Indiana General Contractor seeks Project Manager or Estimator with 5 years experience in healthcare, industrial and commercial building. Send resume by email to ***** or mail to PO Box 300 Calumet City, IL 60409...
CONCRETE WORKERS We are looking for skilled Concrete Workers of all skills from laborer, finisher and form settings. We have openings for immediate full time employment. We are a construction company specializing in various concrete projects. Apply at Wapasha Construction Co. Inc., 927 E. King Street, Winona, MN, or send your resume to: *****...
Carpenter Marshalltown Full-time position responsible for the repair and insulation of homes. *Carpentry or construction related work, willing to train. *High School Diploma or equivalent *Must be able to work in a variety of physical environments, including confined spaces *Year round position *Must have reliable transportation, driver's license and insurance. $14.37 per hour. Work 4 ten ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Property Inspector - Residential portfolio The Woodlands, TX Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Apply Property Inspector - Residential portfolio The Woodlands, TX Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Job Details We are a real estate firm that is focused exclusively in the single family rental space ...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Emphasizing the delivery of full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build, a reputable and expanding company is ready to hire an experienced Traveling Tilt-Up Superintendent. This organization prides itself in possessing a long list of satisfied, repeat customers and owes their success to their team of dedicated professionals. This position does not req...
Manage daily operation of construction projects, including oversight of company resources and subcontractors, to successfully complete projects within contract budget, requirements, plans and specifications. Maintain standards of excellence in safety, quality and productivity on the job site. Serve as a company representative and point of contact with the public, owners, and subcontractors and sup...
Director Plant Operations Holly Hill Hospital is part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating more than 200 facilities. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Director of Plant Operations. Join the team of Holly Hill Hospital, a growing, private, psychiatric facility that has provided over 35 ...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
Description Position Summary: Performs routine maintenance service or repairs in a skilled area such as plumbing, carpentry, painting and plastering, HVAC or equipment servicing. Is responsive to preventative maintenance on equipment as assigned, and responds to requests, calls, and pages according to department standards. Under supervision, operates and safely maintains mechanical systems, and ...
Electricians & Helpers Established Eagle County Electrical Contractor looking for experienced Electricians & Helpers. Call 970-926-4443...
FIELD ENGINEERS / CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS: Junior and senior level positions available to perform special inspections and testing in the WNY area. EIT, ACI, and NICET certifications preferred, but not required. Immediate full time, permanent positions available with competitive salary and benefit package. Resume to SJB / Empire, 5167 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075....
General Summary This position is responsible for providing engineering, quantity and cost information while reporting to a Project Manager to ensure the job meets Granite budgets while complying with contract requirements. Essential Job Accountabilities 1. Assist with job controls to ensure compliance with contract, budget, schedule, forecasting and job costing. 2. Interpret design/drawings fo...
PARKS TECHNICIAN Town of Palm Beach. FT w/ benefits. Starting hrly $13.35. Hrly range 13.35-17.34. Ground & landscape maint. of parks, streets, irrigation, and right of ways using equipment & hand tools. HS/GED & 1 yr maint. exp required. Class D license required, certified pesticide applicator preferred. Apply online at www.townofpalmbeach.com click Jobs. Closes 10/12 EOE M/F/D/V...
HVAC SERVICE TECHS & INSTALLERS7+ yrs Exp! Pool Htr Exp a Plus • Exc salary +Commissions • Paid Med, Vis, Dental • Paid Life, Accident • Paid Vaca, Holidays, SL EPA, clean backgrnd+driving Extremely Busy-Full-time/yr-rnd Drug-free! Apply RomeAire.com or Resumes FAX (561) 368-0028...
Company Confidential Northbrook, IL, 60062
Construction Project Manager. North and Northwest Suburbs Commercial General Contractor seeking individual with experience only in commercial interior office build outs. Must have experience in project coordination, directing personnel, material ordering, on site project management, running projects from start to finish. Good communication skills. Full benefits. Please send resumes to: resume1805@...
Doka is one of the world’s leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork solutions for use in all fields of the construction sector. The Doka Group is a company of the Umdasch Group and employs more than 6,000 people in over 70 countries. Summary Of Position: The Engineering Project Technician produces AutoCAD drawings and material lists that represent the proper use ...
Company Confidential Methuen, MA, 01844
$ 1000 SIGN ON BONUS We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: Lead Residential HVAC Service Techs. Lead Residential HVAC Installers Lead Commercial HVAC Installers Lead Residential Plumbers Commercial Plumbers Applicants should have at least 5 years field experience and excellent customer service skills. Ideal candidates should hold a valid NH & MAPlumb. / Gas Fi...
Custom home builder in search of an Interior Trim Carpenter to install base, case, crown. Must have 5+ years experience, own tools, and transportation. Please email resume: ***** Posting provided by:...
Immediate opening in UT for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic! Position consists of servicing and repairing MYR equipment related to the transmission line, distribution line and substation construction projects. Position will provide support to the area line construction crews in our UT project areas. Position will be based out of Salt Lake City, UT; position will work out of the shop and at project sit...

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