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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).
The construction sector consists of these subsectors:

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

 

As of June 2019, 7.4 million workers were employed in Construction Occupations. An industry sector that is 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 don’t require a degree accounting for nine of the Top 10 most in-demand construction jobs.

FEATURED FASTEST-GROWING CONSTRUCTION OCCUPATIONS

  • Projected Growth in Thousands
  • Projected Growth thru 2028 in %

Data Credit : BLS.gov

COMPENSATION

The median annual wage for Construction occupations was $47,430 in May 2019, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $39,810. Here’s a snapshot of the salary and workforce numbers for each construction sector.

  • Projected Growth in Thousands
  • Workforce in K- May 2018

Data Credit : BLS.gov

TOP CONSTRUCTION OCCUPATIONS

Most of the fastest growing construction jobs in America typically only require a high school diploma. While many have no formal education requirement at all, measuring job seekers purely according to their knowledge and verifiable work experience.

The average annual salary of a worker with only a high school diploma is $37,960. While the average annual salary of a construction worker is $53,123. Making Construction the 134th highest paying industry group in America.

Here’s a quick peak at the top construction occupations based on education level.

TOP OCCUPATIONS BY EDUCATION

  • Projected Growth - 2018
  • Average Annual Salary in Thousands - May 2019

Data Credit : BLS.gov

  • Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers – High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters – High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • HVAC(R) Installers & Repairers – High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Roofers – No Formal Education Required
  • Construction Laborers and Helpers –  No Formal Education Required
  • Flooring Installers and Tile – No Formal Education Required
  • Construction Equipment Operators – High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Electrician – High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Construction Managers – Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Civil Engineer – Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Cost Estimators – Bachelor’s Degree 

BEST STATES FOR CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

With employment in the construction industry projected to grow at 10% by adding about 704,000 new jobs between 2018 – 2028. Construction occupations present career seekers with a variety of sustainable career pathway opportunities.

However, the quality and number of construction opportunities varies from coast-to-coast. So, it is important to understand which states offer the best career opportunities for construction occupations.

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.

FEATURED TOP STATES FOR CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

  • Workforce With An Average Annual Income in Thousands

Data Credit : BLS.gov

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