10 Fastest Growing Jobs in Architecture & Construction

What are the fastest growing careers in Architecture & Construction?

Architecture & Construction careers include jobs in designing, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. 

Here is a list of 10 fastest growing careers in the Architecture & Construction career cluster with substantial job demand. 

  1. Construction Managers: Projected Job Growth: 9.16%
    Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
  2. Interior Designers: Projected Job Growth: 5.97%
    Plan, design, and furnish the internal space of rooms or buildings. Design interior environments or create physical layouts that are practical, aesthetic, and conducive to the intended purposes. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
  3. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval: Projected Job Growth: 5.80%
    Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
  4. Electricians: Projected Job Growth: 5.65%
    Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
  5. Civil Engineers: Projected Job Growth: 5.01%
    Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.
  6. Transportation Engineers: Projected Job Growth: 5.01%
    Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.
  7. Construction Laborers: Projected Job Growth: 4.83%
    Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.
  8. Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters: Projected Job Growth: 4.68%
    Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinkler fitters.
  9. Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians: Projected Job Growth: 4.68%
    Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.
  10. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers: Projected Job Growth: 4.66%
    Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

This list was developed to provide meaningful information, so only occupations with a minimum number of available jobs were included.

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