Top Five Growing Jobs in Construction

Top Five Growing Jobs in Construction

As the need to fill job openings within the construction industry increases, now is the perfect time for those who are thinking about a career in construction. However, with the industry being so large and there being a vast amount of opportunities, you may be curious to know what trade within construction has the best job outlook. From construction laborers to roofers, find out what the most in demand careers are in the industry!


Construction today is heavily focused on renewable resources, including wind and solar. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that careers in this field hold to the number one and two spots for highest expected job growth within the construction industry.

1. Wind turbine technician

Wind turbine technicians install, repair and maintain wind turbines. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage was $53,880 as of May 2017. Learn more about becoming a wind tech by visiting https://bit.ly/2obiNsr.

2. Solar photovoltaic installer

Solar photovoltaic installers build, install and maintain solar panels on rooftops or other structures. A career in this trade sees a median annual wage of $39,490 as of May 2017 via the BLS. Learn more about solar photovoltaic installers at https://bit.ly/2yVnb9x.

3. Rail-track laying and maintenance operators

According to the BLS, rail-track laying and maintenance operators “lay, repair and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines,” (https://bit.ly/2EZZfou). The median annual wage for this trade is $56,360.

4. Electrical power-line installers

An electrical power-line installer works on cables or wires in electrical power systems. A career in this field will bring home a median annual wage of $68,710. Find out more about this trade, including education and work environment, by visiting the BLS (https://bit.ly/2P9gAQF).

5. Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers

Don’t let the long name scare you away. A career in this trade allows you to develop programs needed to control the machining or processing of parts by automatic machine tools, equipment or systems, as stated in the employment outlook on the BLS (https://bit.ly/2DjnufC). Learn more about this promising trade today!

 *This Information was gathered on (https://bit.ly/2P5OcyD). We used the “Construction” Excel file and sorted the “percentage change” column in descending order.

*This Information was gathered on (https://bit.ly/2P5OcyD). We used the “Construction” Excel file and sorted the “percentage change” column in descending order.

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