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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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Lynn Haven, 32444
newtoday.jpg Bldg Const/Skill Trade Roofers and Roofing Crews Needed in Panama City Call 850-271-4199 Web ID#: 34296840...
LOCAL Construction Company seeks Assistant Project Estimator. Candidates shall possess a strong math background and basic computer skills. Construction background is recommended, however not required. Please submit resumes to Premier Fire Protection Inc., 1251 N. 6th Street, Paducah, KY 42001 or email to: office@premierfire. net prior to Friday, August 8, 2014....
Service Technician Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. in Canton, OH is seeking a full-time experienced heavy construction equipment technician. Requires HS diploma/GED & technical school training &/or equivalent experience. Excellent benefits & pay. Apply at: www.murphytractor.com/careers EOE Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Mountain Constructors a Heavy Hwy Construction Company is looking for CDL truck Drivers & Equipment Operators. Must pass drug test. Pay DOE & benefits. Please fax resume to 970-785-2515 or email mtnequipment @earthlink.net...
HVAC Positions UGI HVAC has immediate openings for HVAC Assistants, Installers, and Service Techs. Must have EPA certification and HVAC experience. Send resume to ***** or fax (610)796-3566. EOE/M/F/D/V =...
Company Confidential DOWNINGTOWN, PA, 19335
Carpenter, Form Builder & Laborers CARPENTER/FORM BUILDER & LABORERS for Pre-Cast concrete company. Immediate 
openings. Call 484-556-2106...
Tree trimmer Accepting applications. Must have valid drivers license. Good pay with benefits. 248-650-8672...
Welder/Fabricator Metal Frame/Door Mfg. Technical Skills Required. Send Resume to: 3851 Auburn Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326...
SERVICE TECH for Charlton Oil and Propane. Self motivated and able to work with min. supervision. Exp: Troubleshooting. repairing, and installation of oil, propane and A/C Systems. Applicants must have valid MA drivers lic, MA oil burner tech lic., and EPA refrigerant cert. Additional preferred lic: Class B CDL and MA Plumbers lic. Requires alt. on call night/ weekend schedule. Wage based on exp....
Company Confidential Kings Mountain, 28086
NewToday.jpg Construction CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT ASSISTANT needed: Requirements: Drug free, valid driver's license. No experience necessary. No felonies. 704-297-1380....
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43215
SUPERINTENDENT Experienced commercial GC for restaurants, retail & office projects. Excellent salary & benefits - call (614) 863-8832 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43215
HVAC INSTALLERS & HELPERS Must be certified, for well est. company. Must have 3-5 yrs. exp. Benefits available. Call 614-268-3933 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Finishers, Framers, Hangers & Laborers COMMERCIAL We are currently accepting applications from people who have experience with acoustic ceilings, hanging drywall, metal stud framing, and finishing. Also looking for Laborers. Benefits after 90 days. Please fill out an application at 2120 Hardy Parkway, Grove City, OH 43123. Or Call 614-871-7300 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch a...
Company Confidential columbus, OH, 43215
DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS for 6 axle Dump Trucks, for local work. Quality, safe trucks with A/C. Call 614-255-1014. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Service technicians needed. Start up technicians needed. Must have prior HVAC experience. Full time w/benefits available. Paid holidays/vacation. Apply in person to: Smiths Heating and Air Conditioning Co, Inc 4759 Franchise Street N Charleston SC 29418....
Company Confidential New York, 10011
Construction Supervisor & SSHO/CQC Managers with a minimum of 10 years experience to manage project in NYC. Must have 30 hour OSHA, first aid & SSHO/safety credentials. Knowledge of site work construction preferred but not necessary. Must be able to clear security clearance. Looking to fill position immediately. Please send resume, licenses and certifications to: ATTN: Hiring Manager 444 A North M...
Midland, 79701
Construction Assistant F/T Construction Assitant-Must have valid driver's license and be able to pass a drug test. Pay DOE. Apply in person at 305 E. Texas, Midland. 432-686-8877...
Midland, 79701
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIANS Bergelectric is seeking EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIANS to work on long term commercial job in the Midland area. Please call 512-447-3800 or apply on line via: http://www.bergelectric.com/...
Oil & Gas Contractor URS Flint is a local oil & gas contractor seeking self-motivated working professionals with knowledge and experience in the following field positions: Safety Analyst, CDL Driver, Mechanic, Skilled Laborer, Equipment Operator, Welder, Welder Helper, Foreman, Bending Engineer, and Superintendent. All positions require 3-5+ years of related experience in the oil & gas industry. I...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15202
ROOFERS- Commercial/Residential Immediate openings, experienced only, motivated, drug free, must have valid drivers license, competitive wage. Over 50 years in Business! Fax resume to: 412-766-1245 or call 412-734-2285...

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