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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2019-2029)
Projected Job Openings
(2019-2029)
62% 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Faster than average   Faster than average 141,100
61% 47-2031.00 Carpenters  Little or no change   Little or no change 89,000
73% 47-2111.00 Electricians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 82,200
70% 47-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 65,500
  47-1011.03 Solar Energy Installation Managers Bright Outlook    
76% 47-2152.00 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters  Average   Average 49,800
  47-2152.04 Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians    
62% 47-2073.00 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators  Average   Average 43,900
12% 51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  Average   Average 43,400
10% 49-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers  Average   Average 42,100
51% 11-9021.00 Construction Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 34,700
68% 49-9021.00 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers  Average   Average 34,200
51% 47-2141.00 Painters, Construction and Maintenance  Little or no change   Little or no change 32,300
11% 17-2051.00 Civil Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 22,900
  17-2051.01 Transportation Engineers    
  17-2051.02 Water/Wastewater Engineers    
14% 49-2022.00 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers  Decline   Decline 20,900
13% 49-9099.00 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other  Average   Average 18,500
  49-9099.01 Geothermal Technicians    
59% 13-1051.00 Cost Estimators  Decline   Decline 17,500
92% 47-2051.00 * Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers  Decline   Decline 16,800
79% 47-2181.00 Roofers  Slower than average   Slower than average 14,700
22% 49-3042.00 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines  Slower than average   Slower than average 13,700
31% 49-9098.00 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers  Average   Average 13,000
64% 47-2211.00 Sheet Metal Workers  Slower than average   Slower than average 12,700
31% 49-9052.00 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers  Decline   Decline 11,800
80% 47-2081.00 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers  Little or no change   Little or no change 10,100
92% 47-3013.00 Helpers--Electricians  Slower than average   Slower than average 9,500
32% 49-9051.00 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,900
26% 49-2098.00 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,800
10% 17-3011.00 Architectural and Civil Drafters  Decline   Decline 8,500
88% 47-2221.00 Structural Iron and Steel Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,100
94% 47-3015.00 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,300
68% 47-2021.00 Brickmasons and Blockmasons  Decline   Decline 6,400
11% 51-2041.00 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters  Decline   Decline 5,600
11% 19-5011.00 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists  Average   Average 5,500
59% 47-2044.00 Tile and Stone Setters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,400
77% 47-2121.00 Glaziers  Average   Average 5,400
74% 47-2071.00 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,200
48% 47-5022.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining  Average   Average 5,100
42% 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,500
47% 49-9044.00 Millwrights Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,300
69% 47-2151.00 Pipelayers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,000
54% Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers  Average   Average 4,000
  47-4091.00 Segmental Pavers    
  47-4099.00 Construction and Related Workers, All Other    
  47-4099.03 Weatherization Installers and Technicians    
10% 49-9012.00 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door  Little or no change   Little or no change 4,000
87% 47-3012.00 Helpers--Carpenters  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,900
80% 47-3019.00 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other  Average   Average 3,500
64% 47-4031.00 Fence Erectors  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,400
92% 47-2131.00 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,200
50% Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas; and Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,000
  47-5023.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook    
  47-5032.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Bright Outlook    
88% 47-4021.00 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,000
91% 47-2132.00 Insulation Workers, Mechanical Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,700
92% 47-2171.00 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,600
22% 49-2097.00 Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers  Decline   Decline 2,600
45% 47-2041.00 Carpet Installers  Decline   Decline 2,500
94% 47-3011.00 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  Decline   Decline 2,500
21% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,400
83% 47-2231.00 Solar Photovoltaic Installers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,300
94% 47-2161.00 Plasterers and Stucco Masons  Average   Average 2,300
59% 47-2042.00 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,200
16% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,200
27% 49-9096.00 Riggers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,100
70% 49-9011.00 Mechanical Door Repairers  Average   Average 1,900
15% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 1,700
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
23% 49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers  Average   Average 1,600
81% 47-2082.00 Tapers  Decline   Decline 1,600
12% 47-4061.00 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators  Average   Average 1,400
67% 47-2011.00 Boilermakers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,400
61% 47-2022.00 Stonemasons  Decline   Decline 1,400
18% 49-9081.00 Wind Turbine Service Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,300
12% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,300
93% 47-3014.00 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,300
13% 53-7072.00 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,200
11% 19-5012.00 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,200
99% 47-3016.00 Helpers--Roofers  Average   Average 1,100
64% 47-2043.00 Floor Sanders and Finishers  Slower than average   Slower than average 600
26% 47-2142.00 Paperhangers  Decline   Decline 500
12% 53-7041.00 Hoist and Winch Operators  Decline   Decline 500
39% 49-9092.00 Commercial Divers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 400
95% 47-2072.00 Pile Driver Operators  Average   Average 400
44% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 200
97% 47-2053.00 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers  Decline   Decline 200
19% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 100
21% 49-9045.00 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons  Decline   Decline

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2019-2029 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2019-2029 for the US nationwide. "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.