Production occupations, which include many manufacturing and trades occupations, is projected to show a slight decline (2%), with a loss of about 163,600 jobs from 2021-2031. Despite, declining employment, demand from workers leaving the field will result in 989,900 jobs annually. The median annual wage for production occupations was $37,710 in May 2021.
Installation, maintenance and repair occupations are projected to grow 5 percent, resulting in about 304,000 jobs. Including demand from workers leaving the field, about 628,200 openings will occur each year. Median annual wage for these occupations was $47,940 in 2021.
Construction and extractions occupations are projected to grow 4 percent, gaining about 252,900 jobs. Including demand resulting from workers leaving the field, about 723,400 job opening will occur yearly. Median annual wage for these occupations was $48,110 in 2021.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook
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