Construction of Buildings

OJT for Construction of Buildings: NAICS 236

The Construction of Buildings subsector is part of the Construction sector.The Construction of Buildings subsector includes the following industries:

  • Residential Building Construction
  • Nonresidential Building Construction

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Carpenters 357.8 21.5 8.6 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Construction laborers 259.6 15.6 14.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 173.1 10.4 14.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Construction managers 113.1 6.8 14.1 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 53.2 3.2 2.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 46.3 2.8 14.1 Unknown Unknown
Cost estimators 45.1 2.7 14.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 43.1 2.6 -2.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 33.9 2.0 2.8 Some college, no degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cement masons and concrete finishers 27.2 1.6 14.0 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Lawyers 0.6 0.0 29.0 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.2 0.0 27.9 Associate’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 5.8 0.3 25.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 5.5 0.3 25.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.3 0.0 25.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Urban and regional planners 0.2 0.0 19.6 Master’s degree None
Demonstrators and product promoters 1.3 0.1 14.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 0.5 0.0 14.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Counter and rental clerks 0.4 0.0 14.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Real estate brokers 0.4 0.0 14.7 High school diploma or equivalent None

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