24. Construction Technician
What They Do: New to the list this year, construction technicians are part civil engineer and part construction manager. They work in a variety of constructions environments. Duties may include cost estimating, project management, project scheduling and inspection.
Hot Job Titles:
- Engineering Technician
- Construction Inspector
Median Annual Salary: $58,480*
Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 18% growth through 2026.
What You’ll Need: Some construction technicians work their way up through on-the-job training. Others earn associate or bachelor’s degrees in construction technology.