IT PAYS TO HAVE A TRADE

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1 ELEC­TRI­CIANS

The av­er­age ad­ver­tised salary on SEEK for elec­tri­cians is $78,391. A typ­i­cal qual­i­fi­ca­tion is a Cer­tifi­cate III in Elec­trotech­nol­ogy and a four-year ap­pren­tice­ship. About 11,000 more elec­tri­cians are fore­cast to be needed be­tween 2017 and 2022, Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment data shows.

2 METAL FITTERS AND MA­CHIN­ISTS

These roles have an av­er­age ad­ver­tised salary of $74,547. How­ever, as most are in man­u­fac­tur­ing and min­ing, job lev­els are not fore­cast to grow.

3 BUILD­ING/ENGI­NEER­ING TECH­NI­CIANS

Work­ers are re­spon­si­ble for tasks such as co-or­di­nat­ing main­te­nance of equip­ment, test­ing ma­te­ri­als, and over­see­ing mine safety. The av­er­age ad­ver­tised salary is $68,909.

4 PLUMBERS

Job ads for plumbers have an av­er­age ad­ver­tised salary of $68,655, up from $61,051 in 2013. About 9600 more plumbers are fore­cast to be needed be­tween 2017 and 2022.

5 CAR­PEN­TERS AND JOIN­ERS

These roles have an av­er­age ad­ver­tised salary of $68,296. About 117,600 car­pen­ters and join­ers are em­ployed na­tion­ally.

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