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 in construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and gain about 400,000 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 in architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 146,000 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.