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Construction and Extraction – Job Summaries

Construction and Extraction – Job Summaries

Construction and Extraction

Employment in construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and gain about 296,300 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. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2020).

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Plan Examiner

Plans examiners determine whether the plans for a building or other structure comply with adopted building codes, regulations, and ordinances.

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Public Works Inspectors

Public works inspectors ensure that the construction of federal, state, and local government water and sewer systems; roads and bridges; and dams conforms to specifications. They may specialize in projects such as highways, structural steel, or dredging operations required for bridges, dams, or harbors.

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Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers assemble, set up, and maintain rooftop or other systems that convert sunlight into energy.

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Solar Placement/ Technician

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers assemble, set up, and maintain rooftop or other systems that convert sunlight into energy.

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Zoning Inspector

Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.

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