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5. Carpenters & Electricians

Job: Carpenters and Electricians
Median annual carpenter salary: $38,914
Median annual electrician salary: $43,040
Growth rate: 22% in the construction/extraction industry

This is another industry that is emerging from the ashes of the latest recession.

As the real estate market recovers that means more people are buying homes. For carpenters and electricians, that means more work as people either build new homes or remodel and renovate older homes. Also, as our nation struggles to update its antiquated and often crumbling infrastructure, these skilled labor positions will once again be in high demand.