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CONSTRUCTION

According to the North American Industry Classification System, the Construction sector is comprised of enterprises primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems). As well as, enterprises primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and in subdividing land for sale as building sites.

The services provided by enterprises in this sector may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Production responsibilities for enterprises in this sector are usually specified in either contracts with the owners of construction projects (prime contracts) or in contracts with other construction establishments (subcontracts).

  • Construction of Buildings
  • Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Specialty Trade Contractors

FEATURED CONSTRUCTION OCCUPATIONS

From May 2020 thru April 2020, employment among all employees grew by 200,000, jumping from 7 million to 7.2 million. With unemployment decreasing drastically from 12.7% down to 7.6%. Construction occupations are projected to grow faster than the national average at a rate of 10%, adding about 704,000 new jobs between 2018 – 2028.

This growth of construction occupations is largely stimulated by economy and population growth. Driving the demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction. Specifically, among construction occupations that only require an education level of a high school diploma or equivalent.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers

  • 63% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $44,890 average annual salary

Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

  • 14% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $55,160 average annual salary

HVAC(R) Installers & Repairers

HVAC(R) Installers & Repairers

  • 13% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $48,730 average annual salary

Roofers

Roofers

  • 12% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $42,100 average annual salary

Construction Laborers and Helpers

Construction Laborers and Helpers

  • 11% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $36,000 average annual salary

Flooring Installers & Tile

Flooring Installers & Tile

  • 11% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $42,050 average annual salary

Masonry Workers

Masonry Workers

  • 11% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $46,500 average annual salary

Construction Managers

Construction Managers

  • 10% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $95,260 average annual salary

Construction Equipment Operators

Construction Equipment Operators

  • 10% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $48,160 average annual salary

Electrician

Electrician

  • 10% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $56,180 average annual salary

BEST STATES FOR CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

[data credit: BLS.gov]

When determining where to start or advance a career in construction. Career seekers should consider the size of the workforce, annual wages, and career prospects of their target geographical area. Here’s a quick snapshot of the best states for careers in construction.

California

California : Construction Occupations

  • 3.5% of the workforce
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $61,400 average annual salary

Texas

Texas : Construction Occupations

  • 4.7% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $45,410 average annual salary

Florida

Florida : Construction Occupations

  • 4.2% of the workforce
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $41,930 average annual salary

New York

New York : Construction Occupations

  • 3.5% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $66,390 average annual salary

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania : Construction Occupations

  • 3.7% of the workforce
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $54,530 average annual salary

Ohio

Ohio : Construction Occupations

  • 3.5% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $51,610 average annual salary

Illinois

Illinois : Construction Occupations

  • 3.0% of the workforce
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $68,940 average annual salary

North Carolina

North Carolina : Construction Occupations

  • 3.5% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $42,460 average annual salary

Virginia

Virginia : Construction Occupations

  • 4.0% of the workforce
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $46,800 average annual salary

Washington

Washington : Construction Occupations

  • 4.6% projected growth
  • 2018 – 2028
  • $63,660 average annual salary

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