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.

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

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