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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2014-2024)
Projected Job Openings
(2014-2024)
72% 47-4091.00 Segmental Pavers  Faster than average   Faster than average 300
33% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators  Faster than average   Faster than average 400
11% 49-9045.00 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons  Little or no change   Little or no change 500
91% 47-2053.00 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers  Average   Average 700
16% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 1,000
33% 47-2142.00 Paperhangers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,200
90% 47-2072.00 Pile-Driver Operators   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,200
49% 47-2043.00 Floor Sanders and Finishers  Average   Average 1,600
10% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Decline   Decline 1,700
13% 49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers  Average   Average 2,100
  49-2021.01 Radio Mechanics    
29% 49-9092.00 Commercial Divers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,300
78% 47-2231.00 Solar Photovoltaic Installers Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,300
81% 47-2082.00 * Tapers  Average   Average 2,400
95% 47-3014.00 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,700
72% 47-2161.00 Plasterers and Stucco Masons  Average   Average 3,100
99% 47-3016.00 Helpers--Roofers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,100
62% 47-2022.00 Stonemasons Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,400
67% 47-2011.00 Boilermakers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,200
76% 47-3019.00 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,400
44% 47-2042.00 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,500
25% 49-2097.00 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,900
16% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Average   Average 5,200
  17-3012.01 Electronic Drafters    
  17-3012.02 Electrical Drafters    
17% 47-4061.00 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,300
23% 49-9081.00 Wind Turbine Service Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,500
89% 47-4021.00 Elevator Installers and Repairers  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,900
13% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,200
38% 47-2041.00 Carpet Installers  Little or no change   Little or no change 6,300
76% 47-4031.00 Fence Erectors  Average   Average 6,700
26% 49-9096.00 Riggers  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,200
50% 47-5021.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,200
94% 47-2171.00 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,200
42% 47-4099.00 Construction and Related Workers, All Other  Average   Average 7,800
  47-4099.02 Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-4099.03 Weatherization Installers and Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
91% 47-3012.00 Helpers--Carpenters Green Occupation  Average   Average 8,000
98% 47-3011.00 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,200
73% 47-2121.00 Glaziers  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,400
68% 49-9011.00 Mechanical Door Repairers  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,700
21% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 9,000
  17-2111.01 Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
  17-2111.03 Product Safety Engineers    
31% 53-7032.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators  Average   Average 9,700
11% 47-4071.00 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,100
91% 47-2131.00 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Green Occupation  Average   Average 10,200
51% 47-2044.00 Tile and Marble Setters  Average   Average 11,300
60% 47-2151.00 Pipelayers  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,300
80% 47-2081.00 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers  Average   Average 12,000
89% 47-2221.00 Structural Iron and Steel Workers Green Occupation  Average   Average 13,000
94% 47-3015.00 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,600
46% 49-9044.00 Millwrights Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 14,500
11% 51-2041.00 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 14,600
88% 47-2132.00 Insulation Workers, Mechanical Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,000
10% 49-9012.00 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door  Little or no change   Little or no change 16,900
64% 47-2071.00 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators  Faster than average   Faster than average 19,100
37% 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators  Average   Average 19,200
12% 49-2022.00 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers  Decline   Decline 19,700
72% 47-2021.00 Brickmasons and Blockmasons Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 21,000
93% 47-3013.00 Helpers--Electricians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 21,100
34% 49-9052.00 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 22,200
25% 49-2098.00 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers  Faster than average   Faster than average 24,100
11% 49-9099.00 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 32,000
  49-9099.01 Geothermal Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
80% 47-2181.00 Roofers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 34,700
19% 49-3042.00 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines  Average   Average 36,000
92% 47-2051.00 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 39,200
60% 47-2211.00 Sheet Metal Workers Green Occupation  Average   Average 39,800
17% 49-9098.00 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 53,800
30% 49-9051.00 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 60,300
49% 11-9021.00 Construction Managers Green Occupation  Average   Average 70,100
61% 13-1051.00 Cost Estimators  Faster than average   Faster than average 79,500
47% 47-2141.00 Painters, Construction and Maintenance  Average   Average 83,900
65% 49-9021.00 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 84,200
  49-9021.01 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  49-9021.02 Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
59% 47-2073.00 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 97,800
64% 47-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 103,600
  47-1011.03 Solar Energy Installation Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
73% 47-2152.00 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 105,200
  47-2152.01 Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-2152.02 Plumbers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
12% 51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 128,500
  51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  51-4121.07 Solderers and Brazers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
56% 47-2031.00 Carpenters Bright Outlook  Average   Average 169,100
  47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-2031.02 Rough Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
68% 47-2111.00 Electricians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 181,800
60% 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 378,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2014-2024 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.