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Employed by this IndustryCodeOccupationProjected Growth (2020-2030)Projected Job Openings (2020-2030)
99%47-3016.00Helpers--Roofers
Slower than average
1,000
98%47-2053.00Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
Decline
200
96%47-2072.00Pile Driver Operators
Slower than average
400
95%47-3015.00Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Average
7,100
95%47-3011.00Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
Decline
2,300
93%47-2161.00Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Average
2,400
93%47-3014.00Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Average
1,200
92%47-2051.00Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Little or no change
17,200
92%47-3013.00Helpers--Electricians
Little or no change
8,900
92%47-2131.00Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
Slower than average
3,300
91%47-2132.00Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Average
2,800
87%47-2221.00Structural Iron and Steel Workers
Average
7,900
86%47-3012.00Helpers--Carpenters
Little or no change
3,700
86%47-4021.00Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
Average
2,500
86%47-2231.00Solar Photovoltaic Installers Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
Much faster than average
2,300
82%47-4031.00Fence Erectors
Slower than average
3,000
81%47-2081.00Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
Slower than average
10,700
81%47-3019.00Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
Average
3,500
81%47-2082.00Tapers
Little or no change
1,600
79%47-2181.00Roofers
Slower than average
15,600
78%47-2021.00Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Decline
6,000
76%47-2171.00Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Average
2,200
75%47-2071.00Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
Average
5,100
74%47-2152.00Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Average
51,000
73%47-2121.00Glaziers
Slower than average
6,000
71%47-2111.00Electricians
Average
84,700
71%47-2151.00Pipelayers
Decline
3,500
70%47-2022.00Stonemasons
Decline
1,300
69%49-9011.00Mechanical Door Repairers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,200
68%47-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Average
70,700
68%49-9021.00Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Average
38,500
64%47-2061.00Construction Laborers Bright Outlook
Average
140,100
64%47-2211.00Sheet Metal Workers
Slower than average
13,100
64%47-2043.00Floor Sanders and Finishers
Slower than average
700
63%47-2031.00Carpenters
Slower than average
89,300
63%47-2073.00Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
Average
46,000
60%47-2042.00Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,400
60%47-2011.00Boilermakers
Little or no change
1,300
59%13-1051.00Cost Estimators
Little or no change
17,800
58%47-2044.00Tile and Stone Setters Bright Outlook
Faster than average
5,400
57% Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
Average
4,200
53%11-9021.00Construction Managers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
38,900
50%47-2141.00Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Average
32,700
50%49-9044.00Millwrights Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,400
50%53-7031.00Dredge Operators
Average
300
45%47-5022.00Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
Slower than average
5,100
45% Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas; and Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Average
3,000
44%47-2041.00Carpet Installers
Decline
2,500
43%53-7021.00Crane and Tower Operators
Average
5,000
43%49-9092.00Commercial Divers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
500
42%49-9045.00Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
Decline
0
35%49-9051.00Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Slower than average
10,200
34%49-9098.00Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Average
12,900
31%49-9096.00Riggers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,500
28%49-9052.00Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Little or no change
13,100
28%49-2098.00Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
9,200
27%47-5081.00Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,900
26%49-2097.00Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers
Decline
3,000
25%49-2021.00Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Slower than average
1,600
25%47-2142.00Paperhangers
Average
400
24%49-3042.00Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Bright Outlook
Faster than average
17,500
17%49-9081.00Wind Turbine Service Technicians Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,400
16%49-2022.00Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Decline
21,500
16%17-3012.00Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Slower than average
2,300
14%49-9099.00Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
Average
19,200
14%17-2111.00Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
Average
1,700
14%49-9095.00Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Decline
300
13%51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Average
49,200
13%49-9061.00Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
Average
400
12%19-5011.00Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Average
7,800
12%19-5012.00Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Average
1,800
11%49-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Average
47,400
11%17-2051.00Civil Engineers
Average
25,000
11%51-2041.00Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Decline
5,900
11%49-9012.00Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
Slower than average
4,200
11%53-7072.00Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,400
10%17-3011.00Architectural and Civil Drafters
Little or no change
9,300
10%47-4061.00Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Average
1,500
10%17-3019.00Drafters, All Other
Decline
1,200

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2020-2030 employment projections. “Projected Growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2020-2030 for the US nationwide. “Projected Job Openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.