Opportunities in Metalworking

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Shape a solid future through metalworking!Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding.Opportunities in Metalworking Careersprovides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the field of metalworking.This career-boosting book will help you: Determine the specialty that's right for you, from jewelry making to sheet-metal work to shipbuilding Acquire in-depth knowledge of metalworking Find out what kind of salary you can expect Understand the daily routine of your chosen field Focus your job search using industry resourcesENJOY A GREAT CAREER AS A: Jeweler * Assembler *Sales rep * Machinist * Tool-and-die maker * Welder

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Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Metal, Metal Everywherep. 1
Importance of metalworking
Metalworking through the ages
Benefits of a career in metalworking
More exploration
Many Dimensions of Metalworkingp. 11
Metalworking fields
Varied career options
Sheet-Metal Workingp. 17
Position titles
A day on the job
Working conditions
Right skills
Getting trained
Key questions
Machining and Machine Operationp. 29
Work performed by machinists
Roles of machine operators
Related job titles
Working conditions
Getting trained
Many options
Structural and Reinforcing Metalworkingp. 41
Typical duties
Related job titles
Working conditions
Right skills
Getting trained
Weldingp. 49
Types of welding
Multiple roles
Tasks performed
Related job titles
What it takes
Working conditions
Getting trained
Jewelry Makingp. 65
What jewelers do
Creative angle
Related job titles
Career pluses
Getting trained
Training Optionsp. 73
On-the-job training
Government-sponsored training programs
Programs offered by schools and colleges
Financing your training
Obtaining financial aid
Earnings, Benefits, and Career Opportunitiesp. 89
Earning potential
Fringe benefits
Employment prospects
Opportunities for women and minorities
Career possibilities for the disabled
Planning for the Futurep. 97
Locating job openings
Doing well in interviews
Schools and Colleges Offering Metalworking Programsp. 101
Selected Organizations Related to Metalworkingp. 147
Further Readingp. 153
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