As we shared in previous articles, the construction industry saw growth in 2017 and it will continue to see growth in 2018. Although there are more job opportunities, there is still a lack of qualified and skilled workers, and companies are still struggling to find employees.
This is actually a great time for you to become a contractor! Plenty of openings to fill! For this article, we wanted to share with you the jobs that will be growing in the construction industry until 2026.
- If you’re interested in becoming a construction manager or project manager, the projected job growth is 11 percent through the year 2026. What do these positions for? Construction/project managers oversee the project. They are in charge of the day-to-day work. They hire the workers. They make sure everything happens in the right order and within budget.
- Construction equipment operators are expected to see a 12 percent growth in jobs through 2026. This equipment is anything from bulldozers to excavators.
- Who doesn’t call a plumber in their lifetime? This career isn’t going anymore. Plumbers are expected to see a 16 percent job growth through 2026.
- Masons, elevator installers and repairers will both see a job growth of 12 percent through 2016.
- Glaziers (glass installation) will see a job growth of 11 percent through the year 2026.
- Ironworkers will see a 13 percent job growth.
- Construction workers will also see a 13 percent job growth.
- The biggest growth will be by solar photovoltaic installers who will see a 105 percent growth. Why so big? The world is started to turn to and focus on green energy, so solar panels will be in demand.
Al of these above contractors require a contractor’s license. Depending on the specialty, there is a different set of requirements for training. Some specialties requiring more testing and schooling and apprenticeships than others. In the state of Florida, you can see what’s required to become a licensed contractor in different specialties on this types of contractor licenses page.
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