Sheet Metal Workers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet Metal Workers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Plumbing, heating, and air conditioning companies
  • Structural metal manufacturers
  • Roofing, siding, and sheet metal companies

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be slower than average. Some growth will occur as more industrial, commercial, and residential structures are built. Job growth should also be boosted by the demand for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Sheet metal workers are needed to create and install better ducting.

Job prospects are good. There are fewer qualified workers than positions that need to be filled. Opportunities are best for workers who complete apprenticeship training.

Sheet Metal Workers (CIS 100448)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
4,172
Medium
&
8.9%
5.8%
>>>>
487
Moderate
  Champaign Area
78
Medium
&
16.7%
7.0%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
68
Medium
&
11.8%
5.0%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Cook County
1,482
Medium
&
8.5%
5.6%
>>>>
172
Moderate
  Decatur Area
55
Medium
&
5.5%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
266
Medium
&
9.0%
9.7%
>>>>
31
High
  Du Page County
590
Medium
&
6.3%
5.4%
>>>>
67
High
  Edwardsville Area
82
Medium
&
15.9%
5.1%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
28
Medium
&
14.3%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
49
Medium
&
-2.0%
5.2%
>>>>
5
Few
  Lake County
244
Medium
&
15.2%
8.6%
>>>>
31
Moderate
  McHenry County
128
Large
&
23.4%
6.8%
>>>>
18
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
51
Medium
&
3.9%
6.8%
>>>>
6
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
86
Medium
&
5.8%
3.6%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
197
Medium
&
5.6%
7.3%
>>>>
22
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
51
Medium
&
2.0%
4.3%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
74
Medium
&
0.0%
5.7%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Rockford Area
148
Medium
&
14.2%
7.6%
>>>>
19
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
23
Small
&
-8.7%
2.4%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
72
Medium
&
6.9%
4.7%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
106
Medium
&
15.1%
6.4%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Vermilion County
13
Small
&
-7.7%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
261
Large
&
10.0%
9.1%
>>>>
32
High
United States
137,700
Medium
&
1.3%
3.7%
>>>>
12,700
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.