Career Details

Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter

Career Overview

Metal fabricators and fitters use special machinery to fabricate, assemble, and install large pieces of steel while making buildings or other very large metal structures.


A high school diploma or equivalent is usually necessary to obtain these positions. The job is generally learned through an on-the-job apprenticeship program that may last three to four years. Taking college courses in steel fabrication would make an individual more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$27,000 /yr
$42,000 /yr
$65,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Metal fabricators and fitters typically work for heavy machinery manufacturing, ship building, and construction companies.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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