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Boilermakers and Mechanics

Employment Prospects


Approximately 14,500 boilermakers work in the United States. Of that number, 18 percent work in utility system construction and 16 percent work in nonresidential building construction. Others work in manufacturing; they are employed primarily in boiler manufacturing shops, iron and steel plants, petroleum refineries, chemical plants, and shipyards. Still others work for boiler repair firms, for railroads, and in navy shipyards and federal power facilities.

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