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Sheet Metal Workers

Overview

Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, install, repair, and maintain ducts used for ventilating, air-conditioning, and heating systems. They also work with other articles of sheet metal, including roofing, siding, gutters, downspouts, partitions, chutes, and stainless steel kitchen and beverage equipment for restaurants. Not included in this group are employees in factories where sheet metal items are mass-produced on assembly lines. There are approximately 141,000 sheet metal workers in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Apprenticeship

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Independent Sheet Metal Contractor

Job Superintendent

Supervisor

Sheet Metal Worker

Apprentice or Helper

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