CareerBuilder: Skilled trades expected to show strong job growth in 2017
The professions expected to show one of the biggest job growth rates in 2017 and the largest growth in sheer number of jobs will be skilled trades, according to a year-end report from CareerBuilder and labor market data provider Emsi.
The U.S. economy is expected to add just over 1 million new jobs in fields such as plumbers, HVAC techs and electricians in 2017. That’s a job growth rate of 8 percent, with only IT jobs showing a stronger percentage gain next year. The average hourly earnings for skilled trades will be $21.38, or about $45,000 a year in 2017, the report says.
CareerBuilder and Emsi used a variety of national and state employment resources as well as online job postings to come up with their list of 2017’s best jobs.
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