A boilermaker is a tradesperson who works with boiler systems. They also fabricate iron, copper, and steel into giant boilers, which are used to hold hot liquid or gas. This position evolved from the traditional blacksmith trade. This job is therefore ideal for those that enjoy working on plumbing or mechanical repairs.
In the early 19th century, a boilermaker was referred to as a boilersmith. Boilermakers don’t need a degree, but they must work as an apprentice before they become licensed. The median salary for a boilermaker is about $56,560. More than 8,800 boilermaker positions are expected to open in the next six years due to high demand.