Millwrights install large and oversized machinery and equipment for industrial and production facilities. With the increasing demand for technology across all industries, millwrights have continually more sophisticated machines to install and maintain. Many workers specialize in the installation and maintenance of specific machines or machine brands.
After gaining industry experience, millwrights have the opportunity to earn higher wages and become supervisors or independent contractors. As technology continues to improve, many companies will need millwrights to disassemble old machines and replace them with new ones, leading to high job prospects.
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Machine Operator, Woodworker**
Associate in Applied Science in Construction Trades, Millwright: $5,774*
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades, Millwright: 2,984*
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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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