Construction and Extraction Occupations
Learn about 19 construction and extraction occupations.
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created March 23, 2017
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|Occupation||Occupation Picture||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2015 Median Pay|
|Boilermakers||Assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.||High school diploma or equivalent||$60,120|
|Carpenters||Construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.||High school diploma or equivalent||$42,090|
|Construction and Building Inspectors||Ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.||High school diploma or equivalent||$57,340|
|Construction Equipment Operators||Drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures.||High school diploma or equivalent||$43,810|
|Construction Laborers and Helpers||Perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.||No formal educational credential||$30,890|
|Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers||Hang wallboard and install ceiling tile inside buildings. They prepare the wallboard for painting, using tape and other materials. Many workers both install and tape wallboard.||No formal educational credential||$40,470|
|Electricians||Install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.||High school diploma or equivalent||$51,880|
|Elevator Installers and Repairers||Install, fix, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other lifts.||High school diploma or equivalent||$80,870|
|Flooring Installers and Tile and Marble Setters||Lay and finish carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile.||No formal educational credential||$38,230|
|Glaziers||Install glass in windows, skylights, and other fixtures in storefronts and buildings.||High school diploma or equivalent||$39,440|
|Hazardous Materials Removal Workers||Identify and dispose of asbestos, lead, radioactive waste, and other hazardous materials. They also neutralize and clean up materials that are flammable, corrosive, or toxic.||High school diploma or equivalent||$39,690|
|Insulation Workers||Install and replace the materials used to insulate buildings to help control and maintain the temperatures in buildings.||No formal educational credential||$38,630|
|Ironworkers||Install structural and reinforcing iron and steel to form and support buildings, bridges, and roads.||High school diploma or equivalent||$49,970|
|Masonry Workers||Use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, and natural and manmade stones to build walls, walkways, fences, and other masonry structures.||High school diploma or equivalent||$39,640|
|Painters, Construction and Maintenance||Apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, bridges, and other structures.||No formal educational credential||$36,580|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters||Install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to, from, and within businesses, homes, and factories.||High school diploma or equivalent||$50,620|
|Roofers||Replace, repair, and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, bitumen, and metal.||No formal educational credential||$36,720|
|Sheet Metal Workers||Fabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used in heating and air conditioning systems.||High school diploma or equivalent||$45,750|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installers||Assemble, install, or maintain solar panel systems on roofs or other structures.||High school diploma or equivalent||$37,830|