Through 2026 750,000 jobs are expected to open up in the design and construction industry.

Innovating solutions at the intersection of design, wellness, technology, and sustainability, it is an exciting time to join the kitchen and bath sector of the industry.

Career opportunities are plentiful, lucrative, and fulfilling and offer great life/work balance.

Why a Career in the Kitchen and Bath Industry?

When you work in the kitchen and bath industry, you make a real difference in people’s lives. Kitchens and bathrooms are emotional places in our living spaces. They connect to the core of our well-being in how we prepare our food and how we take care of ourselves. Kitchens are the center of our family life while bathrooms are the refuge of personal care.

NextUp Next Steps

Below are three tools that can help lead you to a successful career in the kitchen and bath industry.


Search for kitchen and bath industry job and internship opportunities in your area on the NKBA Job Portal.

Find Kitchen and Bath Jobs

Affiliated Schools

NKBA affiliated school graduates are uniquely qualified for career opportunities in the kitchen and bath industry.

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Find out what’s like to work in design, sales and installation of kitchens and baths.

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What is NKBA NextUp?

Thousands of kitchen and bath industry jobs go unfilled each month. Yet many teens and their parents aren’t even aware that these lucrative and fulfilling career opportunities exist.

That’s where The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) NextUp program comes in. As the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry, NKBA seeks to raise awareness about careers in designing, building and remodeling beautiful and functional kitchens and baths.

NKBA CEO Bill Darcy discusses labor shortage and announces the NKBA BridgeYear Career Tour program.

Join the NKBA NextUp conversation around the skilled labor shortage impacting the kitchen and bath industry.

For more information or to learn more about NKBA NextUp, please fill out the form or contact us at: or (800) 843-6522.