The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. As long as there is a modern civilization, there will be need to build and remodel the homes, commercial buildings, and roads that exist throughout the country.
6 GOOD REASONS TO GET INTO A CONSTRUCTION CAREER:
1. There are jobs
2. The money is good
3. You can start earning money quickly
4. You can build a lifelong career
5. You can build a meaningful career
6. Sense of accomplishment
Here’s a few careers in the Home Building Industry….
Drywall Excavating Grading Stonework Remodeling Stonework Well Drilling Welding Remodeling Roofer HVAC Landscaper Pile Driver Plasterer Welder Mason Laborer Plumber Glazier Painter
Carpenter Engineer Architect Carpet Layer Electrician
Cabinet Maker Timber Framer Insulation Installer Plus many more!
1.) You get to build the something people depend on
How many professionals in other industries can point at the brand-new hospital in town and say, “I helped build that”? Whether it’s a road, a home, a sewage system or a school, the things you build matter to the people in your community.
2.) A strong construction industry equals a strong economy
The U.S. economy’s strength is tightly linked to the construction industry. Construction projects provide jobs, inject both funds and new life into a community, and create the infrastructure critical to keeping the country moving forward.
3.) It’s all up to you – your skills make it happen
As you work your way up through the ranks, you’ll find new ways to use both your mind and your hands to get the job done. For those who are relatively new to the field, pay attention to the guys who have been in construction for decades. They know their stuff because they’ve been working hard, observing and learning all along the way.
4.) You get to see immediate results from your work
At the end of every day at work, you’ll be able to see the progress you and your team have made. Watching that progress turn into a completed project, day by day, is one of the most rewarding parts of a construction job. (yeah, we know – there’s days where it seems like nothing gets done, but let’s focus on the good stuff here).
5.) Every day is something new
Forget the boring 9 to 5 cubicle jobs — every construction site brings new, interesting challenges. You’ll also get to change things up with each new project, and avoid job stagnation that leads to burnout.
6.) You get to collaborate with a team
Collaborating with your team to overcome obstacles and fix problems on the job site is another way you’ll put your skills to use. Strong networks are formed on construction projects because everyone on the team depends on everyone else to get the job done.
7.) All these benefits and you get paid too
Whether your passion is carpentry, engineering, or IT, there’s a place for you in construction.