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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Construction Trades and Related Workers

Boilermakers

(O*NET 47-2011.00)

Significant Points

  • Most boilermakers learn their job through a formal apprenticeship; people with a welding certification or other welding training get priority in selection to boilermaker apprenticeship programs.
  • Boilermakers use potentially dangerous equipment and the work is physically demanding.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be favorable.
Nature of the Work

Boilermakers and boilermaker mechanics make, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases. Boilers heat water or other fluids under extreme pressure for use in generating electric power and to provide heat and power in buildings, factories, and ships. ...

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