Construction Jobs & Employment Information
When you perform a construction job search you will realize that careers in this industry are very well defined and segmented by occupation. Entry level construction jobs exist in a number of trades including brick masonry, drywall installation, electrical, carpentry, construction equipment operations, plastering, roofing, plumbing, etc.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 1 million carpentry jobs in the US construction market. Also, the market currently holds approximately 523,000 jobs for construction managers. The combined number for both these occupations is estimated to go up by 280,000 by the end of this decade.
The construction market has been among the most impacted by the recession. With 5.5 million people from the industry left jobless, most aspiring professionals are taking this time to pursue engineering degrees or vocational training for enhanced prospects.
Wages in this industry tend to vary by trade. If one looks at the median salary across all construction occupations, the figure comes to approximately $39,830 annually.. Construction managers in May 2011 earned a median wage of $84,240, while the top 10 percent made a whopping $149,070.