Video Source:


Job Information

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.


  • Most roofers learn their skills on the job; some train through 3-year apprenticeships.
  • Demand for roofers is less vulnerable to downturns in the economy than demand for other construction trades because most roofing work consists of repair and reroofing.
  • Most job openings will occur from the need to replace those who leave the occupation because the work can be hot, strenuous, and dirty, causing many people to switch to jobs in other construction trades.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $35,280/yr ($17.64/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma