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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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PLUMBER LICENSED Clean cut individual needed for New Construction, Repairs, Remodeling & Heating Good pay & benefits. Call 203-325-1622...
Company Confidential Warren, OH, 44482
Entry Level CAD Draftsman/LayoutTechnician Large Heavy Steel Fabricating and Machining Company is looking for an Entry Level CAD Draftsman to assist Senior Technician with converting customer supplied part drawing to AutoCAD sketches for burning and forming operations. Position offers nice benefits package. Pay commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: CAD Draftmsan, P.O. Box1032, W...
HVAC SERVICE TECHS & INSTALLERS7+ yrs Exp! Pool Htr Exp a Plus • Exc salary +Commissions • Paid Med, Vis, Dental • Paid Life, Accident • Paid Vaca, Holidays, SL EPA, clean backgrnd+driving Extremely Busy-Full-time/yr-rnd Drug-free! Apply RomeAire.com or Resumes FAX (561) 368-0028...
Minimum Requirements: Job Requirements: Minimum Experience Required: 1 - 3 years – In an industrial, industrial maintenance and/or construction environment. Minimum Formal Education Required: Post Secondary Diploma/Certificate – Post secondary certification from an accredited college, university or technical institution in Environmental Health and Safety Professional Designation: None; worki...
ALL SEASONS AIR CONDITIONING and HEATING in Fayetteville, NC HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR: HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIANS HVAC RESIDENTIAL INSTALLERS ELECTRICIANS SALES ADVISORS Excellent Career Move Opportunities Now Exist We are looking for a select few champion technicians for strategic positioning within our company. Exciting new marketing ventures have us expecting exponential growth over the ...
MACHINERY OPERATOR - Garden Center looking for a team player with experience operating large machinery. Must be a hard worker with customer service experience. PT/FT Send resume to *****...
HC124817: Refugio County Memorial Hospital Refugio, TX See Below To Apply Refugio County Memorial Hospital is taking applications for Director of Nursing Services. Position is full time with paid health insurance, vacation, sick and holidays.....Monday-Friday. Applicant will supervise nursing personnel at Critical Access Hospital and should have prior management and supervisory experience. K...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems. 1. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (steel, cuni, etc.). 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. 3. Uses measuring tools and related equipment...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Works aboard Surface ships and/or Submarines with portable tools to remove and/or install piping systems utilizing basic pipefitting skills to prepare surfaces for cutting, welding, brazing and fabricating piping and its components. The shipboard piping systems may include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Candidate will leverage computer aided design and mapping systems (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based) to prepare OSP design drawings for permit submittals and project deliverables within a Fiber to the home (FTTH) project environment. The GIS Drafter will be skilled in utilizing Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) co...
Company Confidential East Amherst, NY, 14051
HEAVY EQUIPMENT/Dump Truck Mechanic: Experience required. Must have own tools. Steady work. Competitive wage. 716-688-3539....
S 3 Plumbing & Mechanical is looking to hire licensed plumbers and apprentices. Our focus is mainly in residential new-construction, and some remodeling. Willing to pay up to $35.00 an hour for skilled licensed plumbers and apprentices. Call 847-783-0033 Posting provided by:...
Looking for several dedicated, hardworking candidates to fill AM and PM shift for machine operator and packaging positions. Wage package included competitive wages and increases based upon performance. Excellent benefits after 90 days. Interested candidates may apply in person at: Central Coated Products, Inc., 2025 McCrea Street, Alliance, Ohio....
Forum Energy Technologies Smart Solutions. Powerful Products. For full job descriptions of the listings below, please visit f-e-t.com. Become one of our experts. Forum Production Equipment provides custom engineered solutions and a complete range of powerful products to help streamline field construction and production; from tanks and separators and beyond. As a part of our planned growth ...
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR GLH Construction is seeking experienced Heavy Equipment Operators specializing in Sewer, Water, Storm Sewer, Concrete & Asphalt Preparation. GLH Construction offers Medical/Dental Packages, 401K, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation & Holidays. Apply in person at 780 E Garden Dr, Windsor, CO. Office hours Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm. Fax resume to 970-674-0443 or email to lawick@glhconstruc...
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...
We have an immediate need for a Project Controls Specialist Lead JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist Lead with heavy cost controls experience to work on client plant site in Channelview, TX. Long-term opportunity; no relocation, no per diem. Requirements for consideration: - 12+ years cost experience - 3+ years as a lead on project cost controls preferably on capital project...
Job Description Pangea Group of St. Louis Missouri is looking for a Superintendent to oversee a (12) twelve month project in Richmond, Kentucky. Management is interested in a leader with high integrity and moral character to be a part of our team. Future work is dependent upon availability. The position reports to the Project Manager. Title: Project Superintendent Basic Function: The Project ...
Paris Business Products is proud to be one of the largest paper converters and suppliers of paper in North America, celebrating 50 years in business. But, we are not just a paper company. We offer a variety of consumer office products and are aggressively entering the Digital Accessories market. We are a company on the move and continue to evolve with the marketplace in the transformation of infor...
Wayne Homes, consistently voted one of the best places to work, is looking for outstanding individuals to become candidates for a Field Manager position. We are the #1 custom home builder in every market we serve and our market share is still growing. The ideal candidate is able to maintain excellent relationships with homeowners, co-workers and trade partners at all times; as well as supervising...

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