Construction Careers: Iron Worker

Do you enjoy high rope courses, rock climbing or zip lining? Do shop or welding classes appeal to you? Come help securely support Michigan’s structures.  

Iron workers constructing walls

As an iron worker, you can combine your love of adrenalin and constructing to build a career you’re proud of.  


A high school diploma and possibly some additional training programs will prepare you for a career as an iron worker.


A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. Additional training programs are required and paid apprentice programs are approximately 4 years long. There are many programs designed to prepare you to become a master in your field. Training programs include both in class and on the job training.



Iron workers make between $35,000 and $75,000 annually.


$35,000 - $75,000