National Average Median Pay
Real Go-Getters Make
Hourly wages up to
- Apply multiple welding techniques, metalworking concepts, and construction processes.
- Work at considerable heights safely and efficiently
- Analyze and interpret drawings, blueprints, and building codes
- Positioning and tying steel rods, bars or mesh as a support for concrete
- Erection and connecting of metal beams and columns to form structural skeleton
Education & Training
Education and training that can lead to a successful career may include:
- Highly motivated and self-directed
- Flexible and able to work in a team environment
- Physically fit and manual dexterity
- Comfortable working with heights
- Mechanically inclined
Many ironworkers work in the field on active construction sites. Opportunities also exist in shop environments.
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