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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2016-2026)
Projected Job Openings
(2016-2026)
63% 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook     Green Occupation Green  Faster than average   Faster than average 145,700
57% 47-2031.00 * Carpenters Bright Outlook  Average   Average 104,900
  47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-2031.02 Rough Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
70% 47-2111.00 Electricians Green Occupation  Average   Average 82,100
69% 47-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 68,500
  47-1011.03 Solar Energy Installation Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
72% 47-2152.00 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 61,100
  47-2152.01 Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-2152.02 Plumbers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
61% 47-2073.00 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 47,300
13% 51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  Average   Average 45,800
  51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters Green Occupation    
  51-4121.07 Solderers and Brazers Green Occupation    
67% 49-9021.00 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 38,700
  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    
47% 47-2141.00 Painters, Construction and Maintenance  Average   Average 35,400
50% 11-9021.00 Construction Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 33,400
10% 17-2051.00 Civil Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 25,900
  17-2051.01 Transportation Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
61% 13-1051.00 Cost Estimators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 24,400
92% 47-2051.00 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 22,400
13% 49-2022.00 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers  Decline   Decline 21,900
10% 49-9099.00 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other  Average   Average 18,600
  49-9099.01 Geothermal Technicians Green Occupation    
23% 49-9098.00 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,000
77% 47-2181.00 Roofers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 16,600
65% 47-2211.00 Sheet Metal Workers Green Occupation  Average   Average 16,200
21% 49-3042.00 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines  Average   Average 13,500
33% 49-9051.00 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,700
93% 47-3013.00 Helpers--Electricians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,500
36% 49-9052.00 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 10,700
76% 47-2081.00 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers  Little or no change   Little or no change 10,500
92% 47-3015.00 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,500
10% 17-3011.00 Architectural and Civil Drafters  Average   Average 9,500
  17-3011.01 Architectural Drafters Green Occupation    
  17-3011.02 Civil Drafters    
28% 49-2098.00 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,400
67% 47-2021.00 Brickmasons and Blockmasons Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,100
88% 47-2221.00 Structural Iron and Steel Workers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,700
18% 47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,000
75% 47-2121.00 Glaziers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,500
13% 51-2041.00 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 6,500
72% 47-2071.00 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,200
46% 53-7032.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators  Average   Average 6,100
89% 47-3012.00 Helpers--Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,900
63% 47-2151.00 Pipelayers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,700
56% 47-2044.00 Tile and Marble Setters Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,700
40% 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators  Average   Average 5,300
37% 47-4099.00 Construction and Related Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,100
  47-4099.02 Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-4099.03 Weatherization Installers and Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
11% 47-4071.00 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 4,300
49% 49-9044.00 Millwrights Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,000
43% 47-2041.00 Carpet Installers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,900
97% 47-3011.00 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,800
79% 47-3019.00 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,500
87% 47-2132.00 Insulation Workers, Mechanical Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,400
90% 47-2131.00 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 3,300
25% 49-2097.00 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 3,300
76% 47-4031.00 Fence Erectors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,200
74% 47-2231.00 Solar Photovoltaic Installers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,000
91% 47-4021.00 Elevator Installers and Repairers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,000
76% 47-2161.00 Plasterers and Stucco Masons  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,700
56% 47-5021.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,600
18% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,600
17% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Average   Average 2,500
  17-3012.01 Electronic Drafters    
  17-3012.02 Electrical Drafters    
91% 47-2171.00 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,400
31% 49-9096.00 Riggers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,300
77% 47-2082.00 Tapers  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,100
59% 47-2022.00 Stonemasons Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,900
18% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 1,900
  17-2111.01 Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
  17-2111.03 Product Safety Engineers    
60% 47-2011.00 Boilermakers Green Occupation  Average   Average 1,900
69% 49-9011.00 Mechanical Door Repairers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,800
52% 47-2042.00 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
99% 47-3016.00 Helpers--Roofers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
18% 49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers  Average   Average 1,600
  49-2021.01 Radio Mechanics    
95% 47-3014.00 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,600
13% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Average   Average 1,500
19% 47-4061.00 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators Green Occupation  Average   Average 1,500
15% 49-9081.00 Wind Turbine Service Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,400
52% 47-2043.00 Floor Sanders and Finishers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 700
11% 47-5099.00 Extraction Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 600
89% 47-2072.00 Pile-Driver Operators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 500
30% 47-2142.00 Paperhangers  Average   Average 500
95% 47-2053.00 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 400
30% 49-9092.00 Commercial Divers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 400
72% 47-4091.00 Segmental Pavers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 300
11% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 300
46% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators  Average   Average 200
11% 49-9045.00 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons  Decline   Decline 100

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.