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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters - What They Do

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters can expect to earn an average of $35,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters will see a moderate decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -0.2%. In respect to starting your own business, Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 2.0% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 2.9% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

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Residential Construction Framing Technician
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Sheet Metal
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