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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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SERVICE POSITIONS One Year AmeriCorps commitment with Midtown Alliance of Neighbors starting September 1. PART-TIME – 20 hours a week organizing & helping volunteers complete repairs for low-income homeowners. Some construction experience preferred. Annual stipend of $6,050 plus $2,775 educational award. FULL-TIME – Hands-on with volunteers plus coordinate program. Recordkeeping & correspondence....
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
TIRE TECH, Must be experienced in car & semi truck. Apply: Dunn's Tire & Wheel 693 N 6th St. Prescott...
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU! Soulliere SDS Stone Paving the 4th generation leading force in the hardscape/ landscape construction industry is looking to grow its expert team of installers. With the construction industry on the rise, the opportunity for a promising & rewarding career in the hardscape business is in your favor. We are looking to train individuals with general construction background. Har...
Service Technician for Agricultural Tractors and Implements. Must be competent with Power Train, Electrical and Hydraulic systems, diagnostic and repair of Agricultural tractors or Implements. Must have own tools. Knowledge of Agricultural Equpiment and practices required. Competitive wages and benefits. Apply online at www.empiretractor.com or fax: 315-655-9010 or email: *****...
Callaway, 32404
Bldg Const/Trades Laborer For Pipe Fabrication Company. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Drive, Panama City, FL 32404 Must have valid Driver's License 850-763-4834 EOE/DFWP Web ID#: 34296291...
Callaway, 32404
newtoday.jpg Bldg Const/Trades Machinist Experienced Machinist for Pipe Fabrication Company. DFWP Apply at: 6513 Bayline Dr. PC. 850-763-4834 Web ID#: 34264279...
Callaway, 32404
Bldg Const/Trades Piping Drafter Assistant Piping Drafter Assistant for Pipe Fabrication Company. Experience in Piping Field a Plus. Familiar with Isometric Drawings, knowledge of Piping Components & Auto Cad Program. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Dr, Panama City, FL. 850-763-4834 EOE/DFWP/Benefits Web ID#: 34295852...
Callaway, 32404
Bldg Const/Trades Tig or Mig Welder Exp Tig Welder for Pipe Fabrication company. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Dr., Panama City, FL 32404. 50 hrs/wk 850-763-4834 EOE/ DFWP Web ID#: 34296293...
Wind Turbine Site Technician MHI Wind Power Americas, Inc., Caprock, San Jon, NM Site. Minimum education requirement is high school completion and at least two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified Candidates may email their resume to *****....
CAD Draftsperson for store fixture / cabinet manufacturing co. Autocad experience required / Cabinet Vision knowledge helpful Cabinet manufacturing experience a plus Ability to multitask & prioritize work by deadlines Must have attention to detail & be a team player Please email resume to ***** =...
Company Confidential Breckenridge, MI, 48615
trimmer/climber, Bucket operator foreperson, herbicide applicators, CDL drivers. Accepting applications, experience line clearance workers, as well as entry level positions with a CDL. Join a team that puts safety first with great pay and benefits. Job opportunities now available. For more information please call 616-893-4597 between 7am-5pm weekdays only....
Seeking trained Heavy Equipment Operators with 5 years experience. Hazmat training preferred for construction in lower Michigan. EOE. Women & Minority encouraged to apply. Forward applications to: Fisher Contracting Co., PO Box 1787, Midland, MI 48642...
Company Confidential Aurora, CO, 80011
We are looking for professional installers who are balanced in commercial and residential installation and enjoy, and are willing to, work in either arena on any given day. We have a large backlog of storefront work of under 5 stories as well as a large number of on-going, long-term builder projects that provide consistent mirror and shower door business. The addition of our very strong retail pre...
This position is for proposed business in Houston, TX. We are seeking a General Manager to manage a Mini-Van Paratransit Service (oversee potentially anywhere from 250-450 paratransit vehicles). The General Manager controls the daily operation of our paratransit contract, in compliance with the policies of the contracting agency and in conformance with Company procedures. The General Manager holds...
Company Confidential WENHAM, MA, 01984
High End construction company seeking Exp. CARPENTER with own tools and transportation Call 508-843-0245 for interview...
LICENSED PLUMBER For established, respected and progressive plumbing company on the north shore. Must be responsible and have experience. We offer competitive salary with benefits for the right person to join our team. Call 781-595-2732...
LICENSED PLUMBER, must have experience with commercial/residential boiler & gas systems. Basic tools, valid drivers license, and references required. (978) 815-3936...
HVAC Technician needed immediately!! Excellent starting pay and benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance,paid vacations& holidays, and retirement plan. Please email ***** or Call 843-336-3962...
The Global Design Manager for the Lifestyle Brand will support the Senior Director of Design and Senior Vice President of Global Design Services with strategic portfolio growth initiatives and refinement of design within the portfolio of properties. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector...
Conewago is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: Dozer operator with 3 years experience Grader operator with 3 years experience. Track Hoe operator with 3 years experience. Conewago offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants can apply in person at: 660 Edgegrove Rd, Hanover, PA 17331 Minority and women are encouraged to apply. Conewago is an EEO/Dis...

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