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Steel Industry Workers

Overview

Steel industry workers melt, mold, and form iron ore and other materials to make the iron and steel used in countless products. These workers operate furnaces, molding equipment, and rolling and finishing machines to make iron pipes, grates, steel slabs, bars, billets, sheets, rods, wires, and plates. Iron and steel products range from carpentry nails to building girders and from cars to guitar strings. The U.S. steel industry operates more than 100 facilities that employ approximately 142,000 people, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Apprenticeship

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Manager

Supervisor

Experienced Steel Industry Worker

Apprentice

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