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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2018-2028)
Projected Job Openings
(2018-2028)
61% 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook     Green Occupation Green  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 179,300
62% 47-2031.00 Carpenters Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 116,300
  47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-2031.02 Rough Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
72% 47-2111.00 Electricians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 94,600
71% 47-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 79,400
  47-1011.03 Solar Energy Installation Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
75% 47-2152.00 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 66,100
  47-2152.01 Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-2152.02 Plumbers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
62% 47-2073.00 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 52,500
12% 51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  Slower than average   Slower than average 48,800
  51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters Green Occupation    
  51-4121.07 Solderers and Brazers Green Occupation    
10% 49-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Green Occupation  Average   Average 47,500
67% 49-9021.00 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 42,800
  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    
51% 47-2141.00 Painters, Construction and Maintenance  Average   Average 41,400
49% 11-9021.00 Construction Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 40,200
10% 17-2051.00 Civil Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 28,300
  17-2051.01 Transportation Engineers Green Occupation    
59% 13-1051.00 Cost Estimators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 24,200
13% 49-2022.00 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers  Decline   Decline 23,600
92% 47-2051.00 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 23,300
12% 49-9099.00 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other  Average   Average 21,300
  49-9099.01 Geothermal Technicians Green Occupation    
78% 47-2181.00 Roofers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 19,500
61% 47-2211.00 Sheet Metal Workers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,300
21% 49-3042.00 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines  Average   Average 15,800
27% 49-9098.00 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 15,100
32% 49-9052.00 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 13,900
84% 47-2081.00 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers  Slower than average   Slower than average 12,600
92% 47-3013.00 Helpers--Electricians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,400
32% 49-9051.00 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,400
85% 47-2221.00 Structural Iron and Steel Workers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,900
10% 17-3011.00 Architectural and Civil Drafters  Slower than average   Slower than average 10,700
  17-3011.01 Architectural Drafters Green Occupation    
  17-3011.02 Civil Drafters    
26% 49-2098.00 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,500
68% 47-2021.00 Brickmasons and Blockmasons Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 10,000
91% 47-3015.00 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,200
11% 47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,100
76% 47-2121.00 Glaziers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,000
60% 47-2044.00 Tile and Marble Setters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,900
75% 47-2071.00 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,700
10% 51-2041.00 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 6,600
49% 53-7032.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,500
10% 29-9011.00 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 6,300
39% 53-7021.00 * Crane and Tower Operators  Average   Average 5,800
68% 47-2151.00 Pipelayers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,500
88% 47-3012.00 Helpers--Carpenters Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,300
52% Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,900
  47-4091.00 Segmental Pavers Bright Outlook    
  47-4099.00 Construction and Related Workers, All Other Bright Outlook    
  47-4099.02 Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  47-4099.03 Weatherization Installers and Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
10% 49-9012.00 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,600
47% 49-9044.00 Millwrights Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,400
66% 47-4031.00 Fence Erectors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,200
76% 47-3019.00 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,100
92% 47-2131.00 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,000
94% 47-3011.00 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,700
91% 47-4021.00 Elevator Installers and Repairers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,500
46% 47-2041.00 Carpet Installers  Decline   Decline 3,500
91% 47-2132.00 Insulation Workers, Mechanical Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,300
24% 49-2097.00 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers  Decline   Decline 3,300
66% 47-5021.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,900
16% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,800
  17-3012.01 Electronic Drafters    
  17-3012.02 Electrical Drafters    
86% 47-2161.00 Plasterers and Stucco Masons  Average   Average 2,700
18% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,600
58% 47-2042.00 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,500
88% 47-2171.00 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,500
72% 49-9011.00 Mechanical Door Repairers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,300
26% 49-9096.00 Riggers  Average   Average 2,300
88% 47-2231.00 Solar Photovoltaic Installers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,200
86% 47-2082.00 Tapers  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,200
15% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 2,000
  17-2111.01 Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
  17-2111.03 Product Safety Engineers    
58% 47-2022.00 Stonemasons Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,900
13% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Average   Average 1,700
15% 47-4061.00 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
10% 53-7072.00 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
60% 47-2011.00 Boilermakers Green Occupation  Average   Average 1,600
93% 47-3014.00 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons  Average   Average 1,600
18% 49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,600
  49-2021.01 Radio Mechanics    
98% 47-3016.00 Helpers--Roofers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,400
13% 49-9081.00 Wind Turbine Service Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,300
11% 29-9012.00 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,300
11% 47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Average   Average 800
62% 47-2043.00 Floor Sanders and Finishers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 700
93% 47-2072.00 Pile-Driver Operators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 500
40% 49-9092.00 Commercial Divers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 500
28% 47-2142.00 Paperhangers  Average   Average 500
97% 47-2053.00 Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 400
41% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators  Average   Average 200
15% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 200
15% 49-9045.00 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons  Decline   Decline 100

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2018-2028 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018-2028). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.