YOUR CAREER AS A SHEET METAL WORKER

When most people look at a sheet of metal, they do not envision how this can come to life. You, on the other hand, see an opportunity–and a career!

A sheet metal worker working on a piece of metal.

A Day in the Life of a Sheet Metal Worker

When most people look at a sheet of metal, they do not envision how this can come to life. You, on the other hand, see an opportunity–and a career!


MEDIAN INCOME

$52K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

420


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

6.8%


WHAT IS SHEET METAL WORK?

Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes and furnace casings.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

SHEET METAL WORKERS POSSESS THESE QUALITIES:

  • PROBLEM-SOLVING
  • 3-D VISUALIZATION
  • INNOVATION

WHAT DO SHEET METAL WORKERS DO?

Sheet metal worker selects types of sheet metal to use for a project.

Select types of sheet metal according to plans

Sheet metal worker drills holes in metal for bolts.

Measure and mark dimensions and reference lines on metal sheets

Sheet metal workers install metal sheets.

Drill holes in metal for screws, bolts and rivets

Sheet metal worker alters metal parts at a construction site.

Install metal sheets with supportive frameworks

Sheet metal worker maneuvers and anchors a sheet metal part.

Fabricate or alter parts at construction sites

Sheet metal worker fastens metal roof seams with bolts.

Maneuver and anchor large sheet metal parts


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a career in sheet metal work.

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High school diploma or equivalent

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Apprenticeship


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