Architecture and Construction

Air-Conditioning System Mechanics

Heating and cooling system mechanics install and repair heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Architects

Architects plan and design all types of buildings and structures.

Architects, Landscape

Landscape architects design and plan outdoor areas for use and beauty.

Asphalt Spreader Operators

Paving equipment operators use machines to apply asphalt and concrete to roads.

Backhoe Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Black Top Machine Operators

Paving equipment operators use machines to apply asphalt and concrete to roads.

Blasters

Explosives workers prepare and set off explosives to blast areas of rock, ground, or structures so that work can be done.

Boiler Mechanics

Boilermakers build, install, and repair boilers. They also work on other large containers that hold liquids and gases.

Boiler Operators

Stationary engineers operate and maintain large heating and ventilation systems such as steam engines and boilers.

Boilermakers

Boilermakers build, install, and repair boilers. They also work on other large containers that hold liquids and gases.

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

Bricklayers and stonemasons build walls and structures using bricks, stones, and mortar.

Building Consultants

Architects plan and design all types of buildings and structures.

Bulldozer and Grader Operators

Operating engineers and construction equipment operators drive and control machinery used on construction projects.

Cable Television Installers

Line installers and repairers construct and maintain networks of wires and cables.

Carpenters

Carpenters cut, fit, and assemble wood and other materials to construct buildings.

Carpet Installers

Floor and carpet layers install carpet, linoleum, and other floor coverings in homes or buildings.

Cartographic Technicians

Surveying and mapping technicians help surveyors measure and map land.

Cement Masons

Cement masons place and finish the concrete for many types of construction jobs.

Civil Engineers

Civil engineers plan and supervise large construction projects.

Commercial Divers

Commercial divers work underwater to build or repair structures. They also perform search and rescue duties.

Concrete Finishers

Cement masons place and finish the concrete for many types of construction jobs.

Construction and Well Drillers

Construction and well drillers use equipment to drill holes in the earth to take samples or to insert pipes.

Construction Engineers

Civil engineers plan and supervise large construction projects.

Construction Estimators

Cost estimators calculate how much time and money it will take to complete projects.

Construction Helpers

Construction helpers assist experienced trades workers with less skilled tasks.

Construction Laborers

General construction workers complete a variety of tasks on construction projects.

Construction Managers

Construction managers schedule and coordinate the work on construction projects.

Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Mining machine operators control machines that extract coal, ore, stone, and sand from mines or quarries.

Contractors

Carpenters cut, fit, and assemble wood and other materials to construct buildings.

Contractors

Construction managers schedule and coordinate the work on construction projects.

Conveyor Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Cooling System Mechanics

Heating and cooling system mechanics install and repair heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Core Drill Operators

Construction and well drillers use equipment to drill holes in the earth to take samples or to insert pipes.

Core Drillers

Gas and oil drillers operate the equipment that is used to drill for gas and oil.

Cost Estimators

Cost estimators calculate how much time and money it will take to complete projects.

Crane and Tower Operators

Crane and tower operators use machinery to lift and move heavy loads.

Crane and Tower Operators

Operating engineers and construction equipment operators drive and control machinery used on construction projects.

Crane Operators

Crane and tower operators use machinery to lift and move heavy loads.

Decorators

Interior designers plan and design spaces and furnish interiors.

Deep Sea Divers

Commercial divers work underwater to build or repair structures. They also perform search and rescue duties.

Drafters

Drafters make detailed drawings of objects that will be manufactured or built.

Dragline Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Dredge Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Drywall Finishers

Drywall finishers cover the joints between drywall panels using tape and cement.

Drywall Installers

Drywall installers attach drywall panels to the inside walls of houses and other buildings.

Electrician Helpers

Electrician helpers assist electricians as they install and maintain electrical systems.

Electricians

Electricians install, test, and maintain electrical systems.

Elevator Installers and Repairers

Elevator installers and repairers install, maintain, and repair elevators.

Elevator Mechanics

Elevator installers and repairers install, maintain, and repair elevators.

Energy Auditors

Energy auditors evaluate energy use patterns. They look at both home and commercial buildings, and recommend ways buildings can use less energy.

Environmental Planners

Landscape architects design and plan outdoor areas for use and beauty.

Equipment Operators

Crane and tower operators use machinery to lift and move heavy loads.

Equipment Operators

Operating engineers and construction equipment operators drive and control machinery used on construction projects.

Explosives Workers

Explosives workers prepare and set off explosives to blast areas of rock, ground, or structures so that work can be done.

Extractive Workers

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Fence Builders

Fence builders construct and repair metal and wooden fences and gates.

Finish Carpenters

Carpenters cut, fit, and assemble wood and other materials to construct buildings.

Floor and Carpet Layers

Floor and carpet layers install carpet, linoleum, and other floor coverings in homes or buildings.

Floor Sanding Machine Operators

Floor sanding machine operators finish new or existing wood floors. They use large sanding machines that sand several square feet of floor at once.

Floor Surfacers

Floor sanding machine operators finish new or existing wood floors. They use large sanding machines that sand several square feet of floor at once.

Gardeners

Landscapers and groundskeepers plant and take care of flowers, lawns, shrubs, and trees.

Gas and Oil Drillers

Gas and oil drillers operate the equipment that is used to drill for gas and oil.

General Construction Workers

General construction workers complete a variety of tasks on construction projects.

General Contractors

Construction managers schedule and coordinate the work on construction projects.

Geographic Information Systems Specialists

Geographic information systems (GIS) specialists use computers to create maps.

Glass Installers, Buildings

Glaziers install windows and mirrors in homes and other buildings. They may install new glass or repair broken panes.

Glaziers

Glaziers install windows and mirrors in homes and other buildings. They may install new glass or repair broken panes.

Greenskeepers

Landscapers and groundskeepers plant and take care of flowers, lawns, shrubs, and trees.

Groundskeepers

Landscapers and groundskeepers plant and take care of flowers, lawns, shrubs, and trees.

Hardwood Finishers

Floor sanding machine operators finish new or existing wood floors. They use large sanding machines that sand several square feet of floor at once.

Heating and Cooling System Mechanics

Heating and cooling system mechanics install and repair heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Heavy Equipment Operators

Crane and tower operators use machinery to lift and move heavy loads.

Highway Maintenance Workers

Highway maintenance workers make basic repairs to highways and rural roads.

Hoist and Winch Operators

Hoist and winch operators control cables, cages, and platforms used to move materials from place to place on a job site or in a factory.

Hot Tar Roofers

Roofers apply shingles and other materials to the roofs of buildings.

HVAC Mechanics

Heating and cooling system mechanics install and repair heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Insulation Installers

Insulation installers put in the materials used to insulate buildings and equipment.

Interior Designers

Interior designers plan and design spaces and furnish interiors.

Ironworkers

Structural metal workers make and install steel frameworks used in buildings and other structures. They also repair and renovate older buildings and structures.

Laborers, Road

Highway maintenance workers make basic repairs to highways and rural roads.

Land Examiners

Surveyors measure and map land, air space, and water boundaries.

Landscape Architects

Landscape architects design and plan outdoor areas for use and beauty.

Landscape Designers

Landscape architects design and plan outdoor areas for use and beauty.

Landscapers and Groundskeepers

Landscapers and groundskeepers plant and take care of flowers, lawns, shrubs, and trees.

Lathers

Plasterers prepare and apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls and other building surfaces.

Lawn Maintenance Workers

Landscapers and groundskeepers plant and take care of flowers, lawns, shrubs, and trees.

Line Installers and Repairers

Line installers and repairers construct and maintain networks of wires and cables.

Loading Machine Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Machine Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Map Drafters

Surveying and mapping technicians help surveyors measure and map land.

Mapping Technicians

Surveying and mapping technicians help surveyors measure and map land.

Masons

Bricklayers and stonemasons build walls and structures using bricks, stones, and mortar.

Masons

Cement masons place and finish the concrete for many types of construction jobs.

Material Moving Machine Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Mechanic and Repairer Helpers

Mechanic and repairer helpers help experienced mechanics complete maintenance tasks.

Mechanics, Heating and Cooling System

Heating and cooling system mechanics install and repair heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Millwrights

Millwrights install and repair machinery and heavy equipment in factories, power plants, and at construction sites.

Miners

Mining machine operators control machines that extract coal, ore, stone, and sand from mines or quarries.

Mining Machine Operators

Mining machine operators control machines that extract coal, ore, stone, and sand from mines or quarries.

Oil Drillers

Gas and oil drillers operate the equipment that is used to drill for gas and oil.

Operating Engineers and Construction Equipment Operators

Operating engineers and construction equipment operators drive and control machinery used on construction projects.

Operators, Crane and Tower

Crane and tower operators use machinery to lift and move heavy loads.

Painters

Painters apply paint, stain, varnish, and other finishes to buildings and other structures.

Paperhangers

Wallpaper hangers cover walls and ceilings with decorative wall coverings made of paper, vinyl, or fabric.

Paving Equipment Operators

Paving equipment operators use machines to apply asphalt and concrete to roads.

Pipe Liners

Pipelayers lay various kinds of pipe for sewers, drains, water mains, power and communication lines, or oil or gas lines.

Pipefitters

Plumbers and pipefitters install and repair pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other fluids or gases.

Pipelayers

Pipelayers lay various kinds of pipe for sewers, drains, water mains, power and communication lines, or oil or gas lines.

Plasterers

Plasterers prepare and apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls and other building surfaces.

Plumbers and Pipefitters

Plumbers and pipefitters install and repair pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other fluids or gases.

Power Line Installers

Line installers and repairers construct and maintain networks of wires and cables.

Refrigeration Mechanics

Heating and cooling system mechanics install and repair heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Structural metal workers make and install steel frameworks used in buildings and other structures. They also repair and renovate older buildings and structures.

Repairer Helpers

Mechanic and repairer helpers help experienced mechanics complete maintenance tasks.

Riggers

Riggers use ropes, pulleys, and other gear to move large or heavy items.

Road Graders

Paving equipment operators use machines to apply asphalt and concrete to roads.

Road Repairers

Highway maintenance workers make basic repairs to highways and rural roads.

Rock Splitters

Rock splitters use jackhammers and other tools to cut pieces of rock away from larger masses.

Roof Bolters

Roof bolters operate machines that install roof support bolts in underground mines.

Roofers

Roofers apply shingles and other materials to the roofs of buildings.

Rotary Drill Operators

Gas and oil drillers operate the equipment that is used to drill for gas and oil.

Rough Carpenters

Carpenters cut, fit, and assemble wood and other materials to construct buildings.

Roustabouts

Roustabouts do general maintenance and construction work in oil fields.

Rug Layers

Floor and carpet layers install carpet, linoleum, and other floor coverings in homes or buildings.

Scraper Operators

Material moving machine operators use machines to move earth, mining products, and other heavy loads.

Scuba Divers

Commercial divers work underwater to build or repair structures. They also perform search and rescue duties.

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, and drains.

Sewer Connectors

Pipelayers lay various kinds of pipe for sewers, drains, water mains, power and communication lines, or oil or gas lines.

Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, and drains.

Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet metal workers make and install metal building parts and products.

Sheetrockers

Drywall installers attach drywall panels to the inside walls of houses and other buildings.

Site Managers

Construction managers schedule and coordinate the work on construction projects.

Solar Panel Installers

Solar panel installers place solar panels in sunny places to gather the sun's power.

Stationary Engineers

Stationary engineers operate and maintain large heating and ventilation systems such as steam engines and boilers.

Steamfitters

Plumbers and pipefitters install and repair pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other fluids or gases.

Steelworkers

Structural metal workers make and install steel frameworks used in buildings and other structures. They also repair and renovate older buildings and structures.

Stonemasons

Bricklayers and stonemasons build walls and structures using bricks, stones, and mortar.

Structural Designers

Architects plan and design all types of buildings and structures.

Structural Engineers

Civil engineers plan and supervise large construction projects.

Structural Metal Workers

Structural metal workers make and install steel frameworks used in buildings and other structures. They also repair and renovate older buildings and structures.

Stucco Masons

Plasterers prepare and apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls and other building surfaces.

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Surveying and mapping technicians help surveyors measure and map land.

Surveyors

Surveyors measure and map land, air space, and water boundaries.

Tamping Equipment Operators

Paving equipment operators use machines to apply asphalt and concrete to roads.

Tapers

Drywall finishers cover the joints between drywall panels using tape and cement.

Terra Cotta Roofers

Roofers apply shingles and other materials to the roofs of buildings.

Terrazzo Workers

Cement masons place and finish the concrete for many types of construction jobs.

Tile Setters

Tile setters apply tile to floors, walls, ceilings, and countertops.

Tower Operators

Crane and tower operators use machinery to lift and move heavy loads.

Tree Trimmers

Landscapers and groundskeepers plant and take care of flowers, lawns, shrubs, and trees.

Wallpaper Hangers

Wallpaper hangers cover walls and ceilings with decorative wall coverings made of paper, vinyl, or fabric.

Weatherization Installers and Technicians

Weatherization installers and technicians make homes and buildings more energy efficient by installing or changing existing features of the structure.

Well Drillers

Construction and well drillers use equipment to drill holes in the earth to take samples or to insert pipes.

Winch Operators

Hoist and winch operators control cables, cages, and platforms used to move materials from place to place on a job site or in a factory.

Wind Energy Project Managers

Wind energy project managers work with engineers to plan, build, and bring online new wind energy farms.

Window Installers

Glaziers install windows and mirrors in homes and other buildings. They may install new glass or repair broken panes.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.