Demand Map

Demand for Construction Careers

Construction jobs are in high demand. In fact, skilled trades remain the hardest jobs to fill for the 7th year in a row according to The Talent Shortage Survey by ManpowerGroup.

Have you ever wondered what that opportunity looks like in your own state? Or even by a specific trade like welder or electrician? 

Check out the need for different construction trades on our interactive map. Sort by state or craft to see what specialties are in high demand and where in the country they are needed the most.

The data display on this map is provided by the Construction Labor Market Analyzer®. Learn more at


What is CareerStarter?

CareerStarter is a free, comprehensive online platform that leads students and job seekers beyond career exploration to direct connections with employers, educators, local training programs, and job opportunities. It’s a connection hub designed to get people started on a career pathway in construction that aligns with their interests.

Job Seekers

Jumpstart your career journey with CareerStarter, where you can learn about the construction industry, explore the skilled crafts, create a profile, and build your resume. Discover CraftCentral, the industry’s largest database of job and training opportunities, and apply directly to construction jobs. CareerStarter can provide the resources to uncover new and exciting career pathways in one of the most in-demand industries.


CareerStarter connects you with a new talent pipeline to help you fill entry-level jobs faster. Simply create a company profile, promote your open positions, and search for candidates to help you grow. CareerStarter can also help you build partnerships with local schools and training centers to develop a direct and sustainable hiring pathway to help close your workforce gap.


CareerStarter helps you work with students to prepare them for the workplace. Students can easily explore the construction industry, align their interests with skilled crafts, and apply directly to jobs. Videos and other included resources will help connect their passions to fulfilling careers that offer limitless possibilities. Through CareerStarter, you can also share your training opportunities to expand and recruit new students to your construction program.