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What Ironworkers Do
Ironworkers install structural and reinforcing iron and steel to form and support buildings, bridges, and roads.
Ironworkers perform physically demanding and dangerous work, often working at great heights. Workers must wear safety harnesses to reduce the risk of falling.
How to Become an Ironworker
Although most ironworkers learn through an apprenticeship, some learn on the job.
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About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for ironworkers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
State & Area Data
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Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of ironworkers with similar occupations.
More Information, Including Links to O*NET
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