According to data released last week by the Employment Development Department, job gains in San Diego occurred across a wide variety of sectors, including construction, financial services, manufacturing, professional services, health care and government. For the construction field, jobs grew by 1,600 in June, meaning there were 57,600 people working in the field. Economists attribute this increase to rising equity markets and home prices. The San Diego Reader recently published a story discussing benefits associated with construction jobs, including low stress, competitive salaries and a steady work-life balance. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted numerous construction jobs among the fastest-growing from 2012 to 2020 in its last biennial employment projections report. If you’re on the job hunt or looking to possibly change your career path, take a good look at a career in the construction industry.