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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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About Us Based in Silicon Valley, MTM Building Group Inc. thrived for 30+ years as a construction contracting company, but expanded services in 2006 to meet the growing demand for high-quality living in the South Bay as well as throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. We are a full service construction consultancy, staffed with experts to build custom homes, and/or high-density/light commer...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
Manpower has partnered with an extremely motivated premier excavating client. These are direct hire positions and can be long term depending on performance. Possible positions include: Backhoe Operator, Directional Drill Operator, Plow Operator and other equipment operators, plus other duties as deemed necessary for the daily operation of this business. Must be willing to travel to ND, SD and w...
Position Type: PRN Shift: Varies Qualifications: Education: High school diploma or equivalent Experience: Customer service up to 2 yrs. exp. Required Licensure: n/a Certifications: CPR-AHA required Computer Proficiency: Knowledge of basic keyboarding and computer functions. he Tech Aide I is a functional position accountable to the basic standard of practice as defined in the Orderly Performanc...
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 36 facilities in 16 states. USIG's goal to exceed customer expectations an...
About Us Based in Silicon Valley, MTM Building Group Inc. thrived for 30+ years as a construction contracting company, but expanded services in 2006 to meet the growing demand for high-quality living in the South Bay as well as throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. We are a full service construction consultancy, staffed with experts to build custom homes, and/or high-density/light commer...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
DIAMOND CRYSTAL BRANDS, A DIVISION OF HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION, IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION: INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC / ELECTRICIAN Looking for an energetic Maintenance Technician to work in an industrial food packaging facility. Candidates must have and in-depth understanding of general maintenance practices including mechanical and electrical systems. Currently hiring f...
This is a 19 Billion a Year Industry! The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business. Will you be next? We invented and patented the very first hard surface restoration system utilizing an extractor mechanism back in 2000. This device enables you to clean hard surfaces 10 times faster and 10 times easier than traditional cleaning methods. Find out today...
J Property Manager J Vail Valley Luxury Rentals is looking for a full-time property manager. Position includes maintenance on all properties and acting as a concierge for guests. Extensive maintenance experience and concierge/ customer service experience required. This position will entail greeting and interacting with guests, so a sociable personality is a must. Must be reliable, self-motivated,...
Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for over 20 years. We are currently seeking and accepting applications for a full time Master or Journeyman Plumber. As a Plumber you will be responsible for the installation of household appliances such as dishwasher and also enjoy the benefit...
Hi All, Here comes an excellent job opportunity to work with our direct client in Pinellas Park, FL as a Welder . Below are the details being mentioned : JOB TITLE: WELDER RATE: $16/hr W2 Location: Pinellas Park FL Duration : 3 Months Contract to hire Position Summary: Plans, lies out and fabricates culvert pipe fittings, special drainage and structural products. Tools & Equipment: Drawi...
JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Superintendent has primary responsibility to supervise and manage jobsite construction activities for the physical construction of new apartment home projects. He/she supervises the on-site Assistant Superintendents, subcontractors, vendors and punch-out staff assigned to the projects. The primary duties are as follows: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Personnel: Supervises the activ...
Provide regular updates to the supervisor/project manager and is responsible for developing a final product that meets specified engineering design criteria as well as client specific requirements. This person will provide supervision of specified personnel to complete the assigned tasks and/or project. This person will independently complete tasks and assignments as directed by the project manage...
Provide site development and road design support. Qualifications Required Education: Bachelor's Degree. Minimum years of experience: 12+. Minimum years of management experience (if any): 8-12. Licenses Required: PE or LS B. Computer Skills Required: Familiarity with AutoCAD and MS Office programs....
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...
Construction Superintendent. Must be experienced in all phases of construction. Agriculture background or previous experience in construction of animal housing facilities a plus. Responsible for all activities including management and coordination of subcontractors, materials, site safety and security. Travel required. Medical insurance and ESOP. Apply at www.cencon.com or E-mail jwilliams@cencon....
Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, L.L.C. is a nationally recognized design-build construction firm specializing in the food processing industry. We are currently in need of experienced construction help to fill the following positions. Laborers-$13.00 Carpenters--$18.00 Iron Workers--$18.00 Certified Welders--$18.00 Concrete Finishers-- $18.00 Certified Crane Operator-- $27.00 Great pay, benefits ...

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