Put your sense of adventure and mechanical aptitude to use in this hands-on trade. Often recognized as the “workers in the sky,” ironworkers perform work as a team placing the beams and columns that support the infrastructure all around us.

  • unload, install, and connect structural iron/steel on buildings, bridges, and roads
  • read and interpret blueprints for size and placement of materials
  • properly fit and align beams or columns using a variety of tools
  • technical school and/or industry training required

Earning potential for Minnesota:

$71,000 Annual Average

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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