Career Outlook for Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Also known as:  Bridge Ironworker, Construction Ironworker, Iron Guardrail Installer, Metal Tank Erector, Ornamental Ironworker, Pre-Engineered Metal Building Ironworker, Precast Concrete Ironworker, Steel Fabricator, Steel Fitter, Structural Steel Erector
The overall job outlook for Structural Iron or Steel Worker careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 16.76 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.79 percent per year. Demand for Structural Iron and Steel Workers is expected to go up, with an expected 20,430 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.37 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Structural Iron and Steel Workers in the following states
Texas 6,360
California 5,520
New York 4,510
Florida 2,460
Ohio 2,150
Georgia 2,130
Illinois 2,030
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Structural Iron and Steel Workers
Maine 50
Vermont 80
Montana 120
Guam 170
New Hampshire 190
Delaware 230
Hawaii 260
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