Construction

American WorkforceOJT for Construction (NAICS 23)

The Construction sector is part of the Goods-Producing Industries supersector group.

The Construction sector includes the following industry groups:

The following chart shows the percentage of people that this sector employs, relative to all the other industrial sectors, and the projected growth of this sector through 2026.

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this sector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Sector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Construction laborers 878.8 11.6 15.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Carpenters 637.7 8.4 9.7 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Electricians 519.6 6.9 11.0 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 473.8 6.3 14.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 415.2 5.5 19.5 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 264.6 3.5 19.5 Postsecondary nondegree award Long term
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 264.5 3.5 17.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Construction managers 232.7 3.1 14.6 Bachelor’s degree Moderate term
Office clerks, general 220.2 2.9 3.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Cement masons and concrete finishers 187.3 2.5 13.2 No formal educational credential Moderate term

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this sector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Sector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Wind turbine service technicians 2.4 0.0 174.6 Some college, no degree Long term
Solar photovoltaic installers 19.9 0.3 137.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators 3.8 0.0 43.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 52.9 0.7 34.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 0.1 0.0 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 0.7 0.0 30.3 Postsecondary nondegree award Long term
Lawyers 1.1 0.0 28.6 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.3 0.0 28.2 Associate’s degree None
Radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairs 3.3 0.0 27.4 Associate’s degree Moderate term
Software developers, applications 0.8 0.0 25.8 Bachelor’s degree None

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