At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$51,850.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
70
Number of Jobs, 2016*
250
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Apprenticeship
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
17.9 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Sheet Metal Workers
17.9%
All Occupations
18.26%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Sheet Metal Workers Do
Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline