Construction

OJT 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 2024.

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this sector through 2024. 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 2024

Occupation 2024 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2024 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2014-2024) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Construction laborers 819.6 11.8 17.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Carpenters 564.9 8.2 7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Electricians 508.4 7.3 19 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 416.7 6 12.3 High school diploma or equivalent None
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 353.9 5.1 14.5 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 246.2 3.6 15 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 228 3.3 19.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Long-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 200.7 2.9 6.6 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Construction managers 189.3 2.7 3.9 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Painters, construction and maintenance 184.5 2.7 10.1 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this sector through 2024. 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 2024

Occupation 2024 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2024 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2014-2024) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Wind turbine service technicians 3.6 0.1 245.5 Some college, no degree Long-term on-the-job training
Commercial divers 2 0 57.6 Postsecondary nondegree award Moderate-term on-the-job training
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 53.3 0.8 51.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 0.8 0 51.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Long-term on-the-job training
Radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairs 2.4 0 38.4 Associate’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 54.5 0.8 35.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 0.3 0 34.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators 3.6 0.1 33.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Tree trimmers and pruners 0.4 0 32.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Solar photovoltaic installers 6.1 0.1 30.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

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