Also known as Field Ironworker, Iron Installer, Iron Worker, Ironworker, Reinforced Ironworker, Rodbuster, Rodman, Steel Tier
Also known as Field Ironworker, Iron Installer, Iron Worker
Iron Workers position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete.
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Iron Workers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Iron Workers. More generally, Iron Workers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for an Iron Worker is $49,390, and the average salary is $54,700. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Iron Worker salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Iron Workers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Iron Workers earn less than $32,940 per year, 25% earn less than $40,520, 75% earn less than $63,900, and 90% earn less than $88,380.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Iron Workers is expected to change by 5.0%, and there should be roughly 2,200 open positions for Iron Workers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as an Iron Worker are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Iron Workers typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Iron Workers typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as an Iron Worker tend to value Support, Relationships, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Iron Workers strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Iron Workers moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Iron Workers moderately value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Iron Workers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, attention to detail, and leadership.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Iron Workers, ranked by importance:
Working as an Iron Worker usually requires a high school diploma.
Iron Workers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Iron Workers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as building and construction, mathematics, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Iron Workers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Iron Workers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Iron Workers need abilities such as static strength, trunk strength, and multilimb coordination in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Iron Workers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Iron Workers frequently use skills like coordination, critical thinking, and judgment and decision making to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Iron Workers, ranked by their relative importance.
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