Sheet Metal Worker

Average Salary Per Year: $41,787
Interests & Skills

Are you a visual person? Do you enjoy mechanics and fitting puzzles together? Sheet metal workers cut and mold sheets of metal into products for installing and repairing ventilation and air ducts. They also construct airplanes, automobiles and billboards. Most sheet metal fabrication shops are completely computerized, so sheet metal workers may be responsible for programming control systems on various pieces of equipment.

What you'll need

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program

More about this career

Good hand-eye coordination, physical dexterity, mechanical and mathematics aptitude.

Career Path for Sheet Metal Workers

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