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  • Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker

    Boilermakers build, erect, repair, test and maintain all types of boilers, tanks and pressure vessels, and perform all types of structural and plate work on dust, air, gas, steam, oil, water and other liquid-tight pressure containers.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$27 - $58 per hour

  • Bricklayer
  • Bricklayer

    Bricklayers – also known as Stonemasons – create walls, patios, fireplaces, and other structures by preparing and laying brick.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$16 - $46 per hour

  • Cabinetmaker
  • Cabinetmaker

    Cabinetmakers create custom and stock wooden furniture and fixtures, such as cabinets, desks, and wood panel walls.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$14 - $35 per hour

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter

    Carpenters construct a building’s framework, concrete forms, scaffolding, and roofs. They may also do interior and exterior finishing.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$15 - $53 per hour

  • Concrete Finisher
  • Concrete Finisher

    Concrete Finishers place and level wet concrete into forms to create floors, sidewalks, bridges, and other structures. Finishers spread concrete to a specified depth, apply a variety of finishes - including smooth and patterned – and cure the concrete.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$18 - $39 per hour

  • Crane Operator
  • Crane Operator

    Crane Operators control a variety of machines including hydraulic booms and tower cranes to raise and lower loads. This position may also involve driving the crane to the site, or assembling the crane on site.

    Education:One-to-Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$18 - $54 per hour

  • Electrician
  • Electrician

    Electricians are responsible for installing electrical systems including breaker panels, relays, and other distribution and control equipment, as well as light fixtures.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$20 - $55 per hour

  • Elevator Constructor
  • Elevator Constructor

    Elevator Constructors install the doors and frames, as well as wire the electrical components, for elevators and escalators.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$15 - $50 per hour

  • Floor Covering Installer
  • Floor Covering Installer

    Floor Covering Installers measure and cut carpet, vinyl and linoleum, as well as hardwood and tile, and install them using glue, heat tape, and other adhesives.

    Education:Two-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$14 - $38 per hour

  • Gasfitter
  • Gasfitter

    Gasfitters work with natural gas and propane equipment. They may be responsible for installing piping, vents, and gas appliances such as furnaces and boilers.

    Education:Two-to-Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$16 - $41 per hour

  • Glazier
  • Glazier

    Glaziers assemble and install glass and architectural metals for windows, doors, and skylights.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$15 - $45 per hour

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Operator

    Heavy Equipment Operators operate an array of machines on the worksite including bulldozers, backhoes, graders, and others.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$17 - $54 per hour

  • Insulator
  • Insulator

    Insulators work with silicate, glass foam, styrofoam, or similar materials, and apply them to roofs, walls, and duct piping to ensure against heat loss and unwanted noise.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$18 - $70 per hour

  • Ironworker
  • Ironworker

    Ironworkers install reinforcing steel and mesh in concrete forms, and create steel structures by bolting and welding them together.

    Education:Two-to-Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$21 - $49 per hour

  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Gardener

    The duties of Landscape Gardeners vary greatly, and may include mowing lawns and pruning plants, spraying pesticides and fertilizers, and installing irrigation systems.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$13 - $42 per hour

  • Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic
  • Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic

    Lathers install drywall, ceilings, stucco wire, and other finishing products. Those in this trade may also install ornamental finishings.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$16 - $40 per hour

  • Millwright
  • Millwright

    Millwrights follow schematics to assemble machines from prefabricated parts. They are also responsible for repairing and maintaining industrial machinery used on the worksite.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$18 - $57 per hour

  • Painter and Decorator
  • Painter and Decorator

    Painter/Decorators apply paint using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. They may also apply wallpaper or industrial coatings.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$15 - $34 per hour

  • Plumber
  • Plumber

    Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. Piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$16 - $50 per hour

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

    Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul industrial, commercial and residential refrigeration and air conditioning systems and their component parts.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$17 - $56 per hour

  • Roofer
  • Roofer

    Roofers prepare and apply protective coverings to flat and sloped roof surfaces in accordance with construction plans and specifications.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$16 - $130 per hour

  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sheet Metal Worker

    Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products.

    Education:Four-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$12 - $48

  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter
  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter

    Steamfitter-pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$18 - $60

  • Tilesetter
  • Tilesetter

    Tilesetters cover, repair and decorate exterior and interior walls, floors and ceilings in residential or commercial buildings. Common materials used are ceramic, glass, metals, marble, quarry tile, slate, terrazzo or granite.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$13 - $37 per hour

  • Welder
  • Welder

    Welders use a variety of welding processes to join and sever metals. Wire process operators use wire feed welding processes and work primarily in production environments.

    Education:Three-Year Apprenticeship

    Potential Salary:$16 - $54 per hour

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