Overall employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 168,500 openings for construction laborers and helpers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Construction will be a bright spot in 2023 in central Ohio, given the continuing Intel project and the related infrastructure needs. Construction is considered one of the best jobs in the country. You can make great money in construction, and there are always job opportunities no matter where you go. Construction needs are on the rise around the world. Wages in construction can range from $35,000 to $75,000 annually.