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Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. We provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.

 

Craft Labor Demand

Total Demand Per State Through August 2021 (Data Updated Quarterly)

473,065 FLORIDA
224,918 GEORGIA
105,384 ALABAMA
78,548 KENTUCKY
256,043 LOUISIANA
79,022 MISSISSIPPI
145,352 TENNESSEE
617,411 TEXAS
183,959 OHIO
129,044 MICHIGAN
83,190 WISCONSIN
114,801 MINNESOTA
114,418 INDIANA
138,954 ILLINOIS
100,698 IOWA
60,627 MISSOURI
82,846 ARKANSAS
90,742 OKLAHOMA
64,300 KANSAS
54,494 NEBRASKA
25,022 MONTANA
53,535 WYOMING
127,199 COLORADO
69,615 NEW MEXICO
120,055 ARIZONA
74,797 UTAH
32,362 IDAHO
77,519 OREGON
125,940 WASHINGTON
383,554 CALIFORNIA
92,221 NEVADA
125,299 ALASKA
63,723 HAWAII
37,340 SOUTH DAKOTA
69,052 NORTH DAKOTA
173,748 VIGINIA
37,486 MAINE
322,939 NEW YORK
17,259 VERMONT
43,763 CONNECTICUT
157,946 PENNSYLVANIA
225,222 NORTH CAROLINA
20,597 NEW HAMPSHIRE
118,710 MASSACHUSETTS
120,042 SOUTH CAROLINA
69,780 WEST VIGINIA
15,212 RHODE ISLAND
106,270 NEW JERSEY
15,920 DELAWARE
160,636 MARYLAND

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Architect

Architect

$73,090

Do you see beauty in buildings? Do you like to design? Then you may be drawn to architecture.

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Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer

$79,340

Do you take joy in designing and executing plans? Then becoming a civil engineer may be for you.

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Construction Site Safety Technician

Construction Site Safety Technician

$60,673

Do you like to lead by example? Are you an great communicator who engages well with people?

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Instrumentation Technician

Instrumentation Technician

$67,380

Are you a problem solver with a knack for small details? Instrumentation may be the perfect craft profession for you!

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Mobile Crane Operator

Mobile Crane Operator

64,843

If you wished your career involved using a joystick then check out this career.

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Pipeline Technician

Pipeline Technician

53,460

The pipeline industry has a wide range of opportunities waiting for you!

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Power Line Worker

Power Line Worker

$70, 217

If you are looking for a high-powered career, you’ve found it!

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Project Manager

Project Manager

$88,675

Do others seek your guidance to complete group assignments or project-based tasks?

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Rigger

Rigger

$57,122

Are you interested in practical physics? Do you love working outdoors? That combination is a good start to becoming a rigger.

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Scaffold Builder

Scaffold Builder

$47,166

Do you enjoy team-driven activities that involve strategy, communication and balance? Apply these skills to a career by becoming a scaffold.

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Site Layout/ Survey Engineer

Site Layout/ Survey Engineer

$58,740

If math, measuring and engineering is your strength, consider a career in site layout.

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Solar Photovoltaic Installer

Solar Photovoltaic Installer

$35,200

Does your dream job involve working under the sun?

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Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitter

$59,072

Are you a detail-oriented kind of person? Sprinkler fitting may be a good career to consider!

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Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

$45,907

Are you a rock-climber who loves extreme heights? Would you consider yourself environmentally friendly?

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Tower Crane Operator

Tower Crane Operator

$77,535

Looking for a career where you will be given the best seat in the house? Then check out the view as a tower crane operator!

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Craft Laborer

Craft Laborer

$29,160

Would you consider yourself a jack of all trades? If so, a construction laborer career might be an option to explore!

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Boilermaker

Boilermaker

$58,856

Check out this adventurous career where you can work with flames and an assortment of tools!

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Painter

Painter

$38,830

Do you have an eye for different colors, textures and tones? Would you consider yourself artsy?

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Plumber

Plumber

$51,830

Are you always tinkering with objects? Do people ask for your help with fixing mechanical things? Look into becoming a plumber!

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Roofer

Roofer

$35,290

Take an interest in becoming a roofer and rise above the rest!

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Insulator

Insulator

$52,827

Work with your hands in an industry that provides the economy with energy saving options.

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Glazier

Glazier

$37,610

If you enjoy adventures, scenic views and have a creative side then try out this profession!

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Millwright

Millwright

$64,062

Do you take things apart and put them back together just to see how they work?

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician

$42,026

Are you interested in model building or have coined yourself Mr. Fix It?

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Mason

Mason

$54,860

Do you dream of building a structure with your own two hands or restoring historical buildings? Check out training in masonry!

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Carpenter

Carpenter

$54,157

Do you like building, traveling and being outdoors? Why not consider a career that is fun and offers financial freedom.

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Pipefitter

Pipefitter

$59,558

Are you a little bit of a perfectionist? Do you enjoy reading plans and making something useful? Consider training to become a pipefitter.

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Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

$61,091

Do you have an interest in operating dump trucks, bulldozers or other vehicles classified as heavy machinery?

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Electrician

Electrician

$57,741

If you’re into sound systems, robotics or tinkering with wires, you should think about a career as an electrician.

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Welder

Welder

$70,535

Do you get a kick out of watching sparks fly on the Fourth of July? Choose a career in welding and watch them fly every day!

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Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet Metal Worker

$49,189

Are you a visual person? Do you enjoy mechanics and fitting puzzles together?

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Ironworker

Ironworker

$57,196

If you are looking for an exciting career where you can balance from the top of a brand new skyscraper, then ironworking is for you.

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Choose Your Career Path

A career in construction can take you all the way to CEO.
Find your ideal path with Build Your Future’s interactive Career Path.

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