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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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HC200905: Power Design Incorporated Houston, TX See Below To Apply Power Design, a national electrical contractor in business since 1989 has the following openings in the Texas area: • SUPERINTENDENTS • FOREMEN AND ELECTRICIANS • PROJECT MANAGERS We offer room for advancement, benefits and competitive comp package. Several large projects breaking ground. For immediate consideration, pleas...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 40 years of experience findi...
Lead Solar Installer Job Description: My client is a Top Rated Solar company that serves the residential, commercial, municipalities, and agriculture markets. Their top notch solar team delivers some of the highest rated pv system installs in the Bay area. Responsibilities: Responsible for entire project site Responsible for safety of crew Responsible for quality and efficiency of installed ...
Solar Installation Coordinator Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to join the Bay Area’s leading solar installation company and lead and mentor an amazing team of installers, planning managers, and inspection managers! Responsibilities: Learn & mange productivity, safety, & quality Review all drawings for accuracy (focus on electrical) Handle tier 2 & beyond technical support i...
Plumbers/Sewer and Drain Cleaners. Bore's Plumbing Inc. Full time position must have excellent driving record. Van and equipment provided. Paid training with vacation and holiday pay. Experience and or CDL license a plus. Pay based on experience. Call 636- 296-7772 or 314-843-0059 for an appointment or questions. (1984692)...
TruGreen® is the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn services. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, we have more than 245 branches throughout the country. Although we are national in reach and reliability, we have a small company feel as our highly trained professionals live and work in the communities they serve. As with our customers, we are committed to providing personalized att...
TruGreen® is the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn services. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, we have more than 245 branches throughout the country. Although we are national in reach and reliability, we have a small company feel as our highly trained professionals live and work in the communities they serve. As with our customers, we are committed to providing personalized att...
TruGreen® is the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn services. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, we have more than 245 branches throughout the country. Although we are national in reach and reliability, we have a small company feel as our highly trained professionals live and work in the communities they serve. As with our customers, we are committed to providing personalized att...
General Building Maintenance. Able Manufacturing is seeking a general maintenance technician with carpentry, remodeling and all-round building maintenance skills. This individual will be doing special projects, light remodeling and other tasks as they are assigned. Wage based on skill level, experience and job history. Post-offer drug test required. Apply at: Able Manufacturing, 1000 S Schifferdec...
Project Manager Immediate opening for a full time career position with a well-established Palm Beach builder with newly renovated office space featuring strong overall compensation/benefits package Requirements: Minimum 5 years residential construction experience Strong background in structural through finish Knowledge of Town of Palm Beach building process & FL building codes. Must work ...
Service Center Supervisor for electric operations opportunity with a client located in Eastern Iowa. This position will be responsible for supervising electric field personnel in electric operations related functions of construction, operation and maintenance and customer service activities. This position is bonus eligible. Relocation is available for candidates that qualify. Responsibilities for...
Construction - Assistant Project Managers (2): Pittsford, MA & Dewitt, NY An excellent regional construction management company needs an Assistant Project Manager for several locations to assist the Site Superintendent with all general day-to-day duties including overseeing all sub contractors, work with owners, scheduling, and quality control of hotel projects. Review jobs costs with site superi...
Position Purpose: Oversee new home construction ensuring completion of contractors’ work per company specifications within schedule and budget meeting company quality standards and leading to achievement of community goals General Duties and Responsibilities: Manage daily construction operations in designated communities; schedule coordinate supervise and inspect the activities of subcontractor...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
ABOUT US Golden Rule Air Conditioning & Heating is a rapidly growing and financially sound company, with a residential and commercial customer base in the Houston and surrounding areas as far as Katy, Conroe, and League City. It is a full-service HVAC/R contractor that offers custom-tailored solutions for savvy homeowners, leading general contractors, casual and fine dining restaurants, mid- to ...
About Us Skilled Lead Carpenter Wanted Established remodelling company seeks a skilled lead carpenter. We remodel kitchens, bathrooms, basements plus other residential projects in Monroe County. Must have a strong background in electrical, plumbing, tile work, custom carpentry and framing. 8+ years on site job experience a must. Education • High School Diploma (or equivalent) Qualifications ...
About Us Skilled Lead Carpenter Wanted Established remodelling company seeks a skilled lead carpenter. We remodel kitchens, bathrooms, basements plus other residential projects in Monroe County. Must have a strong background in electrical, plumbing, tile work, custom carpentry and framing. 8+ years on site job experience a must. Education • High School Diploma (or equivalent) Qualifications ...
Merit Shop mechanical contractor needs seasonal plumbers with current medical gas license (NFPA99& ASSE6010) for work in Northern VA. Drug free work place, EEO/AA/minority/male/female/disabled veteran. Please apply online at shapiroandduncan.balancetrak.com...
Initial training will be provided in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ultimately, this position is located on Andros Island, Bahamas. HVAC Supervisor Directs employees on the day to day operations in the A/C shop on the AUTEC project. Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic supervises up to 10 US and Host nation skilled trades workers. Specific responsibilities include the development and then imp...
Cabinet Maker Busy high quality shop is hiring additional cabinet maker. Must be able to lift 80 lbs. material. Min. 15 years shop exp. Starting at $15+/hr. great benefits. Call for appointment 352-376-4732....

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