According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and gain about 296,300 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupations.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $48,610 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
Some types of construction jobs include:
- Construction and Building inspectors
- Construction equipment operators
- Construction Laborers and Helpers
- Drywall installers
- Elevator and Escalator Repairers
- Flooring Installers
- Hazardous material removers
- Insulation workers
- Masonry workers
- Solar installers