Careers in Skilled Trades



Job Outlook: Employment of hazardous materials (hazmat) removal workers is projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029 across the United States1 and 20.6% in NYC from 2016 to 20262. Employment growth will be driven by the need to safely remove and clean up hazardous materials as well as the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
 
Source: 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 2NYS Department of Labor Long-term Occupational Employment Statistics, Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Employment Statistics:
2020 NYC Entry-level Salary: $43,300
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Available Training - Hazwoper Training

This 24-hour course provides the training requirement outlined by OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.120, required to work at hazardous waste sites. Topics include PPE, OSHA and EPA regulations, developing a health and safety plan, how to safeguard individuals from toxins, identifying different types of chemical and radiological hazards, site characterization, controlling the site, decontamination, monitoring surrounding atmosphere, sampling, confined spaces, excavations, and how to handle emergency situations.
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Job Outlook: Employment of health and safety engineers is projected to grow 4% across the US from 2019 to 20291 and 15.8% by 2026 in NYC2. Health and safety engineers can work in many different fields including building construction and management. They are typically tasked with correcting and identifying potential health and safety hazards.

Source: 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health and Safety Engineer 2NYS Department of Labor Long-term Occupational Employment Statistics, Health and Safety Engineer

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2020 NYC Entry-level Salary: $72,320
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Available Training - Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

Are you a facility manager, building engineer, or health and safety officer who wants to improve the indoor air quality of your building? In this Indoor Air Quality Manager Training course, you'll learn how to diagnose, resolve, and prevent indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints and decrease health risks to building occupants. You'll also establish a comprehensive IAQ plan specific to your buildings and situation.This course will also prepare you for the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)’s Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager exam.
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Job Outlook: Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 4% in the United States from 2019 to 20291 and 18% in NYC by 20262. New building construction as well as advances in climate control systems will drive the demand for qualified technicians.
 
 

Source: 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2NYS Department of Labor Long-term Occupational Employment Statistics, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Employment Statistics:
2020 NYC Entry-level Salary: $45,560
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Available Training - HVAC/R Technician

Through a combination of theoretical and practical applications students will be prepared to work as an HVAC/R Technician. Students will also be prepared for the EPA 608 certification exams. Additional NYC licenses, not included in class, may be required prior to working with HVAC systems. For more information visit: Boiler Operator License, Oil Burning Equipment Installer, Certificate of Refrigerating System Operating Engineer (Q-01).
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Job Outlook: Employment of electricians is projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 20291 and 16.8% in NYC through 20262. Increases in construction and demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand as trained electricians are required to connect these alternative power sources to homes and power grids.
 
 
Source: 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians 2NYS Department of Labor Long-term Occupational Employment Statistics, Helpers--Electricians
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2020 NYC Entry-level Salary for Electrician Helpers: $32,040
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Available Training - Electrical Technician

The course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary for electrical maintenance and repair, including math, inspection, safety, quality, efficiency, robotics, automation, motor controls, and assembly. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to assist an NYC licensed Electrician.
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Job Outlook: Employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is projected to grow 4% percent from 2019 to 20291 across the United States and 26.1% in NYC by 20262. Most demand for plumbers will stem from new construction and the need to maintain and repair plumbing systems in existing residences and other buildings. Employment of sprinklerfitters is expected to increase as states continue to adopt changes to building codes that require the use of fire suppression systems.
Source: 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2NYS Department of Labor Long-term Occupational Employment Statistics, Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
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2020 NYC Entry-level Salary for Plumber Helpers: $31,200
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Available Training - Foundations of Plumbing

If you want to work as a plumber, the Foundations of Plumbing course will teach you the fundamental, job-ready skills relevant to the plumbing and piping industry. You'll learn about safety procedures and the tools of the trade including piping materials and standard fixtures. You will also learn how to read construction drawings, water supply systems, and building codes and math related to plumbing.
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