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Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Job Information

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.


  • Workers must be in good physical condition and have no fear of heights.
  • Most employers recommend completion of a formal 3-year or 4-year paid apprenticeship, but some workers learn on the job.
  • In most areas of the country, job opportunities should be favorable.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $45,690/yr ($22.85/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma