Do you want to know what are the construction jobs with high demand? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic.Currently, the unemployment rate in the field is 6.3 which is a little higher compared to the same period last year. At the same time, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report shows that employment has changed a little in April. The building sector added 5,000 jobs, the majority of which was opened in nonresidential sector. Latest gain was considerably smaller compared to February when there was the increase of 54,000 positions.
Nice paycheck and opportunity to quickly find a job draw many people into the construction sector. However, some of the building occupations are physically demanding and sometimes hazardous. The latest report on workers deaths shows that the building industry is the most dangerous one. In 2015 there were 937 fatal work injuries which is the highest number in the last seven years.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three jobs from their list.
Sheet metal workers “design, fabricate and install heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system”. They receive an annual median wage of $46,940 which is close to the national average. The best-paying state for the occupation is Alaska with an annual average wage of $78,360 while California, which has the highest employment for the occupation, will add the greatest number of jobs in the following years. Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers, who perform one of the most physically demanding jobs among listed occupations, are one of the lowest compensated workers on this list with an average wage of $36,149 yearly. High school diploma along with on-job training is usually sufficient to secure the job and all of these workers are employed in the construction industry. The best-paying state is Wyoming ($73,766) while California once again offers the best employment opportunities.
Highway maintenance workers also perform physically demanding job mainly because they work in almost all weather conditions. They often must lift heavy objects and spend most of the time standing beside roads. Their median annual wage is $39,540 while in Connecticut they receive $53,360. Idaho will see the greatest job increase adding 580 new positions annually by 2024.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 construction jobs with high demand.