Boilermaker

Do you enjoy fixing or repairing things around the house? Take it to the next level and learn to assemble, install, maintain, and repair heavy-duty machinery.  


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. An apprentice or training program is typically beneficial for career growth and development. Training programs are approximately 4 years.   


Salary Range: $35,000 - $80,000
 

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Bricklayer / Restoration Worker

Do you enjoy playing with Legos? Do you like creating patterns and following plans? Come make Michigan’s structures beautiful brick by brick.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. Additional training programs are required.


Salary Range: $45,000 - $60,000
 

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Carpenter

Do you enjoy working with power tools? As a carpenter, you will use them to build the framework for the structures that will transform Michigan. 


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for most for most training programs. Apprenticeship and other training programs are available and typically range from 3-4 years of training.


Salary Range: $25,000 - $70,000
 

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Construction Craft Laborer

Do you like to build things with your hands? Do you like to see materials transform into a finished product? As a skilled laborer you will be able to take simple materials and create masterpieces. 
 

Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. Some skilled labor careers will require additional training. 
  

Salary Range: $25,000 - $60,000
 

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Construction Engineer

Are you creative, analytical, and a problem solver? Do you enjoy building and organizing? The possibilities are endless when you become a construction engineer.


Education and Training: A bachelor’s degree is required to become an engineer.


Salary Range: $40,000 - $90,000 (Michigan Tech Salary Analysis)
 

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Design Engineer

Are you creative, analytical, and a problem solver? Do you enjoy designing and developing plans? The possibilities are endless when you become a structural or mechanical engineer.


Education and Training: A bachelor’s degree is required to become an engineer. A professional Engineering (PE) license may also be beneficial.


Salary Range: $40,000 - $90,000
 

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Electrical Worker

Bring on the power and let the electricity flow. As an electrician you will connect wires, circuits, breakers, switches and much more to assure Michigan’s homes and businesses run smoothly.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. Additional training programs are required.


Salary Range: $40,000 - $70,000
 

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Heavy Equipment Operator

Do you like working in comfortable clothes? Forget the tie and become an equipment operator. 


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for most employer training programs.


Salary Range: $30,000 - $75,000

 

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Inspector Tester

Do you have an eye for detail? Do you like to see things get done right, so the finished product will be a masterpiece? As an inspector/tester you make sure each job and product is completed to perfection.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for most employer training programs. 


Salary Range: $23,000 - $80,000
 

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Insulator

Are you efficiency minded, conscientious about the environment, and fiscally responsible? In this career you will install insulation around piping, plumbing, HVAC systems, in walls, and more.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. An apprentice or training program is typically beneficial for career growth and development. Training programs are typically about 4 years.     


Salary Range: $30,000 - $60,000
 

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Iron Worker

Do you enjoy high rope courses, rock climbing or zip lining? Do shop or welding classes appeal to you? You can combine your love of adrenalin and constructing to build a career in iron work.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for most employer training programs. 


Salary Range: $35,000 - $75,000
 

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Mason/Concrete Finisher

Do you like things clean and precise, but enjoy getting your hands dirty? As a Mason/Concrete Finisher you will work quickly take messy materials and transform them into a smooth, level, and defined work of art.
   

Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. Training programs typically include 1-2 years and 3-4 years of on-the-job training.
  

Salary Range: $25,000 - $65,000
 

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Mechanic

Do you like fixing things? Turn your hobby into your career and take it a step further when you repair, inspect, and maintain heavy machinery on the job.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for most employer training programs. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is beneficial.


Salary Range: $30,000 - $75,000
 

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Painter

Do you enjoy being artistic or are you in love with transformation?  As a painter you will have the opportunity to use your creativity to transform dull and lifeless surfaces to clean, bright, and impressive designs.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. An apprentice or training program is typically beneficial for career growth and development. Training programs range from 2-3 years.     


Salary Range: $30,000 - $55,000
 

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Plumber / Pipefitter

Think beyond the stereotypes and what you think you know about plumbers and look into this exciting career. Plumbers help design and build intricate piping system that distribute water through buildings and allow the water to flow smoothly.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most apprenticeship programs.   


Salary Range: $35,000 - $75,000
 

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Roofer

Do you want to work outdoors and comfortable working at a variety of heights? If so, becoming a roofer maybe the career for you.  You will learn to work at a fast pace and be physically active everyday on the job.  


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. An apprentice or training program is typically beneficial for career growth and development. Training programs range from 2-3 years.     


Salary Range: $30,000 - $70,000
 

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Sheet Metal Worker

Do you enjoy following blueprints and designs? As a sheet metal worker you will take simple sheets of metal and create, assemble, and install functional systems.


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. An apprentice or training program is typically beneficial for career growth and development. Training programs range from 3-5 years.     


Salary Range: $35,000 - $75,000
 

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Truck Driver

Hit the open road. Break free from suiting up for a day in the office and set out on an adventure cruising the roads of Michigan. 


Education and Training: A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for most driving schools.  A commercial Class A driver’s license (CDL) and 1 to 3 months of on-the-job training and you will be ready to cruise the road.


Salary Range: $30,000 - $70,000
 

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