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U.S. News and World Report ranks the most in-demand construction jobs

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 1, 2017 4:20:00 PM / by Construct Your Future

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Does the thought of sitting in a college classroom for four years seem unappealing?

Do you hate writing long term papers? 

Are you worried about finding a good job so you can move out of your parent’s house? 

We have some good news for you – there are plenty of great jobs available in the construction industry. 

The Labor Department predicts overall construction employment growth of 13.6 percent, or almost 520,000 new jobs by the year 2024.  

Check out this list compiled by U.S. News and World Report of the most in-demand jobs in the construction industry.

  1. Construction Manager
  2. Electrician
  3. Plumber
  4. Bricklayer
  5. Glazier
  6. Painter
  7. Cement Mason and Concrete Finisher
  8. Carpenter
  9. Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  10. Insulator

By going through a registered apprenticeship program, you can make more money per year than college graduates, while avoiding the day-in, day-out doldrums of sitting in a classroom and listening to a professor talk about boring topics like art history, geography and political science. 

If you like to work with your hands and do not want to be stuck inside a classroom all day for at least four years, if not more, you need to take a serious look at jobs in the construction industry. 

Go build something!


Construct Your Future is proud to represent the growing workforce for Boilermakers, Bricklayers and Craftworkers, Carpenters, Electrical Workers, Elevator Constructors, Laborers, Insulators, Ironworkers. Operating Engineers, Painters, Plasterers and Cement Masons, Plumbers, Fitters and Welders, Roofers and Waterproofers and Sheet Metal Workers.

Topics: construction industry, skilled labor shortage, construction outlook, Construct Your Future

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