Job Title
 Average Annual Income  Projected Job Growth, 2012-22*  Projected Job Openings, 2012-22
Brickmasons and Blockmasons $50,700 32,800
Carpenters $44,980
Construction Laborers $35,020 489,100
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $53,820
Roofers $38,79042,900 

*Projected Job Growth, 2012-2022 Key

Faster than average
(more than 15%)
(8% to 14%)
Slower than average
(less than 7%)

Occupational Outlook Handbook: 

    Jobs in the Construction Trades field include those with very specific roles, like Plumbers or Electricians, and more general jobs, like Building and Property Managers. Details of a few specific jobs in the Construction Trades field are below.

    Carpenters are responsible for a wide range of things--they read and interpret blueprints and build the structures that are specified in them. Although they are typically considered to be woodworkers, they can work with a number of materials and can help install and repair drywall, plastics, fiberglass, and tile, too.

    Electricians can help install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in homes, businesses, and other buildings. They make sure that wiring is safe in these buildings, and may also be 

involved in the planning and building of new buildings. Similarly, Plumbers help install and maintain systems of pipes in buildings, and make sure they meet building codes. Plumbers and electricians may also be called to fix appliances linked to plumbing or electrical systems.
 Other Construction Trades jobs include Roofers, who install and repair roofs, and Painters, who apply paint to different structures and handle related equipment, like scaffolding. 

    More general jobs in Construction Trades are Construction Equipment Workers, who operate heavy machinery like bulldozers and forklifts at construction sites, and Construction Laborers and Helpers, who perform general labor at construction sites, like moving materials and debris and helping specialized workers.

Related Fields: Mechanic and Repair Technologies