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Heat Treaters

Overview

Heat treaters subject metals to heat, cold, and chemicals to change their properties to make them harder, stronger, less brittle, and more flexible. There are approximately 20,570 heat-treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders employed in the metal and plastics industries.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Heat Treating Manager or Inspector

Heat Treater or Heat Treating Specialist

Heat Treater Trainee or Apprentice