There will be a good number of construction jobs in Houston available for manufactured building and mobile home installers in the coming years.
Manufactured building and mobile home installers are responsible for moving or installing mobile homes or other prefabricated buildings. Most employees can learn the majority of what they need to know through on-the-job-training. Take a look at this construction job description to find out more information.
Employment of manufactured building and mobile home installers in the Gulf Coast area, where Houston is located, is expected to remain even at 250 employees through 2016. Although there will be no overall job growth, there will be about five openings per year due to replacement, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Throughout Texas as a whole, employment should increase from 1,000 workers during 2006 to 1,100 workers by 2016, resulting in 100 additional jobs and an overall growth rate of 10 percent. There will be about 20 openings per year due to replacement and about five openings per year due to job growth.
Employment across the nation is unfortunately anticipated to decline from 11,803 workers during 2006 to 11,462 workers by 2016, accounting for a loss of 300 jobs and an overall decrease of 2.5 percent. However, there will still be about 256 job openings per year due to replacement.
The top industries that employ manufactured building and mobile home installers in the Houston area include:
- Other specialty trade contractors – 42.84 percent
- Other miscellaneous store retailers – 19.71 percent
- Non-residential building construction – 3.11 percent
- Other wood product manufacturing – 3.01 percent
During 2009, the average wage for manufactured building and mobile home installers in the Houston area was $15.54 per hour, while the average wage throughout Texas was $12.52 per hour and the average wage across America was $14.34 per hour.