Find Your Place in the Skills-Based World

Explore the most in-demand ,skills-based jobs in the U.S. in many industries. Learn which job would be a good fit for you and how to reach that goal. Then, find training that fits your life and get started on your new path.

Explore Construction Careers (13)

  • An architectural drafter uses computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to review drawings
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    If you’re a problem-solver with a creative streak, here’s an exciting career path to consider. It's one of the few construction roles that combines office work with site work.
    Median Salary $57,000
    Jobs Available
    9,900+
  • A female carpenter uses a miter saw to cut a piece of wood in the shop
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    If you like working with your hands and creating things from scratch, consider this career. Carpenters are always in demand, and learning never stops.
    Median Salary $42,000
    Jobs Available
    74,680+
  • A civil engineer technician will often visit project sites and evaluate plans to make sure they conform to design specifications and applicable codes.
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    Here's a career for a quick thinker who would get satisfaction out of saving time, money and materials on construction projects.
    Median Salary $54,000
    Jobs Available
    6,650+
  • A construction equipment operator will manage an excavator to clear the way for a new road
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    These in-demand operators run the big machines — think excavators, backhoes and pile drivers — and they keep construction sites humming.
    Median Salary $50,000
    Jobs Available
    45,400+
  • An electrician installs wiring
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    If you're a natural problem-solver and enjoy a challenge, consider this in-demand career. Companies are eager to find entry-level workers.
    Median Salary $57,000
    Jobs Available
    79,150+
  • A heavy equipment mechanic inspects a broken excavator arm
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    If you aren’t afraid of a little grease and you like the idea of getting your hands on some powerful equipment, this career could be a great fit.
    Median Salary $55,000
    Jobs Available
    16,720+
  • Female HVAC technician in a hardhat and safety gear works on a rooftop HVAC unit
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    If you have a knack for solving mechanical problems, this lucrative and stable career is worth a look.
    Median Salary $51,000
    Jobs Available
    37,170+
  • A metal fabricator uses a hydraulic punching machine on a piece of metal
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    These skilled workers build machines and structures from raw metal. If you like building and fixing things, this career could be for you.
    Median Salary $42,000
    Jobs Available
    163,120+
  • A pipefitter cuts a steel pipe before installation
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    These careers are for those who love to create something out of nothing. Fitters start with a blueprint and make pipe systems a reality.
    Median Salary $56,000
    Jobs Available
    48,300+
  • A plumber replaces a pipe fitting
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    This highly skilled career offers stability and a chance to solve important problems every day. Plus, no two days as a plumber will be the same!
    Median Salary $56,000
    Jobs Available
    48,300+

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