Fitters

People in this position fabricate, lay out, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

Typical Salary Range: 
$12 - $17 per hour
Who Does Well: 

People with an interest in how-things-work, strong attention to detail and a willingness to travel for work.

Types of Employers: 

Nearly every person and business will need a plumber or pipefitter at somepoint. Construction companies, small and medium sized businesses typically hire these positions. 

Career Path: 

Most plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters and steamfitters train on the job through jointly administered apprenticeships and in career or technical schools or community colleges. Attainment of this certification may help people trained in this area to get more jobs and advance more quickly

Training Required: 

High school diploma or equivalent plus some postsecondary technical education and applied work experience (supervised apprenticeship, coop, internship or OJT).