23. Construction Technician
What They Do: Construction technicians specialize in certain areas of the construction field, including HVAC, drafting, and inspection of construction projects and job sites.
Hot Job Titles:
- Construction Worker
- Construction Assistant
- Construction Laborer
Median Annual Salary: $44,803*
Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 10% job growth through 2028.
What You’ll Need: An associate degree is preferred, as well as relevant on-the-job training, certifications and licenses. Apprenticeships are also a great way to get your foot in the door.