Build your career one step at a time.
State Skilled Wage Rate Range
$38.90 to $42.14
Per Hour, Plus Benefits*
What You will Do
Design, install, repair, maintain and inspect various types of fire protection systems by working with a variety of pipe and tubing materials, as well as the use of electricity and chemical compounds; operate a wide range of tools in measuring, cutting and threading of pipe for installation, fitting connections and testing of the system; interpret and critically think about prints and electrical schematics to meet local and national sprinkler codes.
CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION
Most people don’t realize apprenticeship is a career area with lots of opportunities. Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress quickly in your career. After putting your skills into practice, you could become a master craftsperson and/or land a leadership role at your company, such as foreman, crew leader, jobsite superintendent or project manager. Some apprentices start their own businesses or go back to school for a two-year construction management degree at a technical college and then apply that to a four-year building construction management degree at a university. How far you want to go is all up to you.