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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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HC187945: 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, please...
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...
NEED EXPERIENCED MACHINISTS IN CLEVELAND TODAY! We are experiencing significant growth in our markets as we prepare for 2015. We've assembled a new management team and we need dedicated, quality minded machine operators today! Open Operator Positions: •CNC MAZAK LATHE •CNC FORM GEAR GRINDERS •CNC HORIZONTAL BORING MILL Setting up and operating CNC controls and equipment, setting offsets, ...
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 ...
We are currently looking for a commercial HVAC service technician to join our team. This person will be working alone or team up with other technicians to complete specific projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing service and/or maintenance to various customers on a variety of equipment. The successful candidate will get full medical/dental benefits, paid vacation, comp...
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...
Job Responsibilities Perform new installs residential and commercial Repairs for residential and commercial Drive company van or truck to and from job sites Install Water heaters Sinks Repair leaks or install new systems Hours 7:00-3:30pm sometimes later depending on a the job they are working on if it’s not completed Additional Notes Looking for somebody at Journeyman or higher level L...
Position Description: United Rentals is offering an excellent opportunity for a Service Technician IV who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to perform maintenance and repairs of complex equipment with limited or no supervision in a highly skill...
Responsibilities • Develop inspection and repair schedules • Repair and maintain mechanical buildings and/or systems • Repair and maintain mechanical equipment Education • High School Diploma (or equivalent) Qualifications • Minimum of 5 years prior experience in a related field • Must be familiar with all building operations, including sheetrock and plumbing • Prior co-op/condo experienc...
Prestigious Construction Company looking for a part-time construction person to assist Project Superintendent. Must have construction skills & reliable transportation. Work well with others, self-starter and good working attitude. E-mail resume to humanresource1160@gmail. com Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Hayward, CA, 94544
A leader in the construction industry for over 60 years, our reputation has been built strongly on our excellent workmanship and reliability. We are the largest installers of many products in the state of California. We are licensed throughout the regions of California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon as well as Hawaii. We are currently seeking a Civil engineer Geotechnicia...
BASE GENERAL MANAGER Venturi Restoration is a national restoration/remediation company for the multi-family residential apartment industry. With over 35 years in business, we operate in 15 national markets and continue to expand. Venturi Restoration offers full service restoration services providing emergency water damage restoration, mold and fire remediation, complete apartment building reconst...
BASE GENERAL MANAGER Venturi Restoration is a national restoration/remediation company for the multi-family residential apartment industry. With over 35 years in business, we operate in 15 national markets and continue to expand. Venturi Restoration offers full service restoration services providing emergency water damage restoration, mold and fire remediation, complete apartment building reconst...
Plumber If you are an experienced plumbing service provider in the Columbus Ohio area who would like to fill out your last job application and find a permanent home then McDermott Plumbing & Backflow is the place for you. We are looking for experienced service plumbers who would like to work for a small family owned company that values our team members as much as our customers. The Opportunity ...
Service Plumber: Experienced service plumber position in Massapequa Office. Verifiable references of 5 years service employment; clean NY State drivers license, drug testing, DMV, criminal, credit checks required for all applicants. Looking only for the best to work for the best. Send resumes...
With exponential growth in our low voltage division, Walker Engineering Network Services is looking for a Superintendent for the Houston, TX area with a strong knowledge of low voltage systems and integration. The Superintendent should have an in depth knowledge of IT Cabling Infrastructure, Access Control, CCTV, and Audio Video Systems with the ability to manage both self-performed work and subco...
Company Confidential Tampa, FL, 33611
Seeking a Residential construction superintendant with at least 2 years experience for a very dynamic homebuilding company located in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. some computer scheduling experience helpful...
FIND YOUR CAREER with Mister Sparky a Direct Energy Company Journeyman Electrical Service Technician Mister Sparky is a nationwide family of home services companies – The Worlds Largest recognized and premier home service provider. We drive business performance with talented people who understand that we are here to serve people. Right now, we are looking for Journeyman Electrical Service Te...

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