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Career Clusters  Architecture and Construction


Designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment.

Employment Outlook

Careers in this cluster fall into the construction and extraction and the architecture and engineering occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.

Construction and Extraction

Employment of construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, a gain of about 704,000 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupations.

Architecture and Engineering

Employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 113,300 new jobs are projected to be added. Most of the projected job growth in this group is in the engineer occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.

Pathways in this Cluster

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