Sheet metal workers fabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used in heating and air conditioning systems.
Sheet metal workers often lift heavy materials and stand for extended periods of time. Those who install sheet metal must often bend, climb and squat. Most work is full time.
Sheet metal workers learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program that is usually cost free to the student. A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to begin your apprenticeship and career in the trade.