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Metal Workers and Plastic Workers - What They Do


Metal Workers and Plastic Workers generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Metal Workers and Plastic Workers can expect to earn an average of $40,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Metal Workers and Plastic Workers should expect a massive decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -25.1%. In respect to starting your own business, Metal Workers and Plastic Workers rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 2.3% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Metal Workers and Plastic Workers can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 6.5% are currently unemployed.

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Sheet Metal
The Sheet Metal Program will teach a student how to assemble, install and service an extensive range of heating, air conditioning, roofing, restaurant, and hospital equipment. The program will show a student how to install ducts, pipes, gutters, cabinets, flashings and supporting devices. The Sheet ...more