Construction Trade Careers

From building houses to roads, construction trade jobs offer a large variety of opportunities. With no college degree required and a large need for new workers, this is a great option for those that love to create and build.

Boilermaker
Median Salary: $64,290
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: 4% decline through 202032
Carpenter
Median Salary: $48,260
Certifications: Required
Career Outlook: 2% growth through 2031
Concrete Finisher
Median Salary: $48,040
Certifications: ACI Recommended
Career Outlook: 2% decline through 2030
Fabricator
Median Salary: $37,170
Certifications:
Career Outlook: 4% growth through 2030
Heavy Equipment Operator
Median Salary: $48,290
Certifications: CDL Recommended
Career Outlook: 5% growth through 2031
HVAC Technician
Median Salary: $48,630
Certifications: EPA Certification (refrigerant handling)
Career Outlook: 5% growth through 2030
Ironworker
Median Salary: $48,830
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: 4% growth through 2031
Plumber
Median Salary: $59,880
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: 2% growth through 2031
Roofer
Median Salary: $47,110
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: 5% growth through 2030
Welder
Median Salary: $47,010
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: 8% growth through 2031