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Most of the workers in construction are skilled craftsworkers or laborers, helpers, and apprentices who assist the more skilled trades workers. Construction workers generally are classified as either structural, finishing, or mechanical workers. Structural workers include carpenters; construction equipment operators; brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons; cement masons and concrete finishers; and structural and reinforcing iron and metal workers. Finishing workers include carpenters; drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers; plasterers and stucco masons; segmental pavers; terrazzo workers; painters and paperhangers; glaziers; roofers; carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers; and insulation workers. Mechanical workers include pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters; electricians; sheet metal workers, and heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers. Other workers, called hazardous materials removal workers remove hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead, and radioactive and nuclear materials from buildings, facilities, and the environment to avoid further contamination of natural resources and to promote public health and safety.
The greatest number of construction craftsworkers and journeymen work as carpenters; electricians; pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters; crane operators, construction equipment operators or heavy equipment operators; painters and paperhangers; sheet metal workers; drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers; cement masons, concrete finishers, segmental pavers, and terrazzo workers; brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons; drillers, structural steel detailers, facility engineers and roofers. The construction industry employs nearly all of the workers in some construction craft occupations—such as plasterers and stucco masons; glaziers; roofers; structural and reinforcing iron and metal workers; and drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers. In other construction craft occupations—for example, electricians, painters and paperhangers; plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters; and carpet floor, and tile installers and finishers—large numbers also work in other industries. Other industries employing large numbers of construction workers include transportation equipment manufacturing, transportation, communication and utilities, real estate, wholesale and retail trade, educational services, and State and local government.
Many persons enter the construction crafts through apprenticeship programs. These programs offer on-the-job training under the close supervision of a craftworker, as well as some formal classroom instruction. Depending on the trade, apprentices learn a variety of skills, ranging from laying brick to putting together steel beams.