Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

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What do they do?

Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.

Also known as:

Field Ironworker, Iron Installer, Iron Worker, Iron Worker Foreman, Ironworker, Ironworker Foreman, Reinforced Ironworker, Rodbuster, Rodman, Steel Tier

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 10.8%

    Percent Change

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  • 2,500

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (2.8%)
  • Associate's degree (3.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (13.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (43.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (35.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Install fencing or other barriers.
  • Position structural components.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Position safety or support equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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