Work & Purpose

Job Outlook: Construction and Extraction

Boilermakers, carpenters, electricians, oil and gas workers

Build the future for yourself and others in the construction and extraction industry.

The following profiles describe what each occupation does, the work environment, training, pay scale and employment projections for the 2010-2020 decade.

Boilermakers Glaziers
Brickmasons, blockmasons and stonemasons Hazardous materials removal workers
Carpenters Insulation workers
Carpet installers Oil and gas workers
Cement masons and terrazzo workers Painters, construction and maintenance
Construction and building inspectors Plasterers and stucco masons
Construction equipment operators Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters
Construction laborers and helpers Reinforcing iron and rebar workers
Drywall and ceiling tile installers, and tapers Roofers
Electricians Sheet metal workers
Elevator installers and repairers Structural iron and steel workers
  Tile and marble setters

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