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Insulation Installer
Fresh installation and replacement of materials used to insulate buildings to control and maintain temperature.

Job Workload
Indoor jobs in residential and industrial settings. Work day consists mostly of standing, bending, or kneeling in confined spaces. Indoor insulators have a much higher rate of injury or illness contributed to ventilation problems.

Insulation Installer
Mostly on the job training required.

Annual wage was $38K in 2017.

Employment Expectation
Growth of 28% from now well into 2020. If the term GOING GREEN ever meant anything then insulation would be part of the definintion. Work demand will come from improvements made to increase energy efficiency across the board.

Maintenance Worker
Maintain and repair machines, equipment and building operating infrastructure. Maintaining the plumbing, electrical and air conditioning systems.

Job Workload
Carry out many different tasks in a single day. They could work at any number of locations, both indoor and outdoor. They may work inside a single building such as a hotel or hospital or be responsible for the maintenance of many rental complex buildings or even a college campus.

Maintenance Worker Requirements
High school coupled with on the job training. New workers start with simple tasks and learning from other skilled maintenance workers.

Annual wage was $35K in 2017.

Employment Expectation
Expected growth of 11% from now into 2020. As the baby boomer generation starts to retire more jobs will be available in this field. The more skilled workers will get better pay.

Small Engine Mechanic
Inspect, rebuild, service and repair small horse power equipment. Often speciality in one type of equipment such as lawn mowers all grades, scooters, motorcycles etc.

Job Workload
Work in ventilated and noisy shops. Most work full time during regular business hours. Busy during the spring and summer but also depending on the type of engine repair.

Small Engine Mechanic Requirements
With more sophisticated equipment most employers prefer to hire mechanics who have completed formal training programs. Mechanics learn their trade through on the job training.

Annual wage was $32K in 2017.

Employment Expectation
Growth of 21% as new cheaper made goods need repairing as well as the older more durable but worn out ones. Those with formal training should have very good job opportunities.


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