Millwrights install, assemble, and maintain heavy industrial machinery and other equipment. If necessary, they construct foundations for certain large assemblies. They may also dismantle, operate, or repair these machines. Approximately 38,680 millwrights are employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Install, assemble, and maintain heavy industrial machinery and other equipment
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience A solid background in mathematics and science will be helpful
  • Building/Trades
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Contractor or Trainer
  • Millwright
  • Apprentice

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