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Employed by this IndustryCodeOccupationProjected Growth (2021-2031)Projected Job Openings (2021-2031)
98%47-2053.00Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
Decline
200
96%47-3016.00Helpers--Roofers
Slower than average
900
95%47-3011.00Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
Decline
2,000
93%47-3015.00Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Slower than average
5,900
92%47-2051.00Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Decline
15,700
92%47-3013.00Helpers--Electricians
Decline
8,600
91%47-3014.00Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Slower than average
1,100
91%47-2072.00Pile Driver Operators
Average
400
88%47-3012.00Helpers--Carpenters
Decline
3,300
87%47-4021.00Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
Slower than average
2,100
87%47-2082.00Tapers
Little or no change
1,300
86%47-2081.00Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
Average
9,600
86%47-2131.00Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
Average
3,100
84%47-2221.00Structural Iron and Steel Workers
Average
7,500
83%47-2161.00Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Average
2,900
83%47-2132.00Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Slower than average
2,900
80%47-2181.00Roofers
Little or no change
15,000
79%47-2021.00Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Slower than average
6,500
78%47-3019.00Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
Slower than average
3,600
77%47-2071.00Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
Average
4,900
76%47-2171.00Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Slower than average
1,900
75%47-2152.00Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Slower than average
48,600
75%47-2231.00Solar Photovoltaic Installers Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
Much faster than average
2,500
73%47-4031.00Fence Erectors
Little or no change
3,000
72%47-2111.00Electricians
Average
79,900
72%47-2121.00Glaziers
Average
6,500
71%49-9011.00Mechanical Door Repairers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
2,200
70%47-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Average
72,700
70%49-9021.00Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Average
40,100
70%47-2151.00Pipelayers
Decline
3,200
69%47-2022.00Stonemasons
Decline
900
67%47-2043.00Floor Sanders and Finishers
Slower than average
500
65%47-2011.00Boilermakers
Decline
1,100
62%47-2211.00Sheet Metal Workers
Little or no change
12,300
61%47-2061.00Construction Laborers Bright Outlook
Average
143,200
61%47-2031.00Carpenters
Slower than average
91,200
61%47-2073.00Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
Average
45,400
59%47-2044.00Tile and Stone Setters Bright Outlook
Faster than average
5,600
59%47-5023.00Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,900
58%13-1051.00Cost Estimators
Decline
18,500
58%47-2042.00Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,500
55% Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
Average
3,800
49%11-9021.00Construction Managers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
41,500
47%47-2141.00Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Little or no change
31,600
47%49-9044.00Millwrights
Average
3,800
47%53-7031.00Dredge Operators
Slower than average
300
43%49-9045.00Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
Decline
0
40%53-7021.00Crane and Tower Operators
Little or no change
4,800
40%47-2041.00Carpet Installers
Decline
2,000
37%47-5022.00Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
Little or no change
3,800
35%49-9098.00Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Average
11,400
35%49-9051.00Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Slower than average
11,100
35%47-5081.00Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
900
32%49-9092.00Commercial Divers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
400
31%49-9096.00Riggers
Average
2,200
30%49-9052.00Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
12,400
27%49-2097.00Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers
Decline
2,700
25%49-2098.00Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Average
9,400
24%53-6011.00Bridge and Lock Tenders
Little or no change
500
24%47-2142.00Paperhangers
Slower than average
400
23%49-3042.00Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Bright Outlook
Faster than average
16,300
22%49-9081.00Wind Turbine Service Technicians Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,900
22%49-9095.00Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Decline
300
19%13-1082.00Project Management Specialists
Average
70,400
19%53-7072.00Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,500
17%53-5022.00Motorboat Operators
Little or no change
300
15%47-4061.00Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Average
1,400
14%49-2022.00Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
22,500
14%17-3012.00Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Little or no change
2,000
14%49-2021.00Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Average
1,700
13%19-5011.00Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Average
12,000
13%47-5032.00Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Slower than average
700
12%51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Slower than average
47,600
12%17-2051.00Civil Engineers
Average
24,200
12%49-9099.00Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
Slower than average
19,300
12%17-3011.00Architectural and Civil Drafters
Little or no change
11,800
12%47-4071.00Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Average
3,600
12%17-2111.00Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
Average
1,500
12%51-4032.00Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
700
11%49-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Average
53,500
10%19-5012.00Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Average
2,500
10%17-3019.00Drafters, All Other
Decline
1,300
10%47-5099.00Extraction Workers, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
700
10%53-7041.00Hoist and Winch Operators
Little or no change
400

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2021-2031 employment projections. “Projected Growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2021-2031 for the US nationwide. “Projected Job Openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.