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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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HC183317: ABM Government Services, LLC Various Locations in Iraq See Below To Apply ABM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, LLC IS SEEKING LINGUISTS FOR POSITIONS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN IRAQ Preferred Qualifications: • Possess excellent skills in translation, proof reading and editing of various documents. • Must possess excellent English language written communication skills. • Ability to transcribe ...
Inside Production Manager - Entry Level Do you have experience in the construction, cost estimating, or scheduling? Are you known for positively influencing others? Are you energetic and enjoy a fast paced office environment? We are a company located in Downtown Denver (LODO) and may have the opportunity for you! At Metro Construction, we are experts in the construction estimating industry. The ...
DEPARTMENT: Production POSITION/TITLE: Multi-Skilled Craftsman REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor POSITION SUMMARY: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of general construction experience and understanding of work in commercial maintenance. Common jobs include drywall, wood and steel stud framing, paint, siding, roof patching/flashing, troubleshooting, sealing, power ...
Job Purpose: Maintains electrical service by diagnosing and repairing electrical problems' Troubleshooting lighting and power circuits, communications and some low voltage. *This is a travel position and will require you to be gone 4 or 5 days a week.* Travel is compensated with great pay and good benefits. Duties: * Organizes work by receiving and studying work orders; gathering tools and sup...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firm with nearly 18,000 employees worldwi...
Construction Materials Testing Technician Are you a hands-on person with a love of working outdoors and a desire to learn new skills? Read on to learn about a great opportunity for career development in the highway construction industry with a respected Colorado civil engineering consulting firm. Construction Materials Testing Technicians perform all aspects of soil, concrete, and asphalt materi...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
About Us JDL Surface Innovations is a full service concrete coatings and surface prep company with offices in Cape Coral and Jacksonville FL with nation-wide service specializing in commercial and industrial flooring applications such as coating removal, concrete polishing, surface prep as well as commercial and industrial coatings such as epoxies, and urethanes Responsibilities • Ensure safety...
HICKORY CONSTRUCTION, INC. now seeking “A” TEAM MEMBERS Commercial and Residential Site Superintendents Foremen Trim Carpenters Apprentices Please Apply Online: hickoryconstruction.com EEOC...
PREMIER PLUMBING CO. The Waterworks is currently seeking: Service Plumbers; Drain Cleaning Professionals; HVAC Service Techs; Water/Mold Restoration Techs; Carpenter/Restoration Build-Back Techs; Entry-Level Apprentices and General Laborers. Fax resume to (614) 324-1035 or e-mail resume to ***** or complete application at: www.careers.thewaterworks.com This listing brought to you...
LRS Realty and Management Inc is a full service management company. We are seeking energetic and self motivated individuals who have the knowledge of and ability to do maintenance work. www.lrspropertymanagement.com Qualifications: 2+ years experience in property maintenance, management; preferred but not required Valid drivers license and vehicle insurance Knowledge of hands tools and mainte...
Only applicants with a minimum of two years hotel maintenance experience will be considered for this position. POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for repairing and maintaining the hotel’s physical plant in accordance with Company standards for quality, cleanliness, guest satisfaction, and safety and security. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Work Objectives • Perform routine maintenance thr...
City: Stockton State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95206 Sierra Building Products is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 o...
Talascend is currently seeking an Electrician for a contract to possible direct hire opportunity with our client located in Tucson, Arizona. OVERVIEW: Independently performs installation, troubleshooting, repair and modification of a wide variety of electrical equipment and related systems/hardware such as high/low voltage switch gear, IP & UP systems, motors, motor controllers, lighting etc. Ma...
We are a national company specializing in the installation of residential and commercial floor covering as well as kitchen and bath renovations. For over fifteen years, we have provided outstanding service to our customers and complete nearly 100,000 installations per year. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations and to be recognized as one of the top installation companies in the nation. We ...
About Us: Havel is a division of Shambaugh & Son and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. EMCOR is the world's leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction and facilities services, including planning, consulting, and operations and maintenance. Havel provides single source solutions that meet a wide range of facility design, installation, operation and maintenance requ...
Perma-Seal is the recognized industry leader in basement waterproofing, and we're looking for experts in the field to join our rapidly expanding plumbing department. This is a unique opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of our exciting new offerings. We're seeking passionate individuals to help us achieve our goal of raising the bar to provide the best plumbing experience possible for...
Solar Electrical Systems is Southern California’s Top Ten solar installer is seeking a strong candidate to fill immediate openings for solar installers. Solar Electrical Systems is looking to add to our installation team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable on the roof, handling power tools and have strong, proven experience in outside construction. Apprentice Framers, Roofers and Electricians...
Garage Door Installer 31-W INSULATION COMPANY, INC. * JOIN US! * WE ARE POISED FOR SUCCESS! * TOP NOTCH COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN SELECT BUILDING MATERIALS FOR NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION & LITE COMMERCIAL PROJECTS. Since our founding in 1972, 31-W has grown to over 40 locations across the south east and has vastly expanded both technology and services to meet the needs of the communities we se...
A local leading organization is currently seeking an experienced Process Technician for a long-term temporary to hire opportunity in Jackson Center, Ohio. A Process Technician requires candidates to be responsible for and has the authority for setting up and operation of automated blow molding and injection molding machines, making necessary adjustments and/or minor mechanical repairs to the machi...

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