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100+ Construction Careers. Get The Facts.

100+ Construction Careers. Get the facts.

Thinking About Construction Careers?

  • Thinking you might be interested in a construction careers?
  • Or maybe you’re not but you’re here anyway just to check things out.

Either way it’s a smart idea to learn more about construction careers and here’s why…

Skilled Tradespeople average $10,000 more in annual salary per year than recent college graduates.

So whether you have a burning passion to work in construction (in some way, shape or form) or have other interests and strengths but want to get involved in an industry that needs people with skills and smarts (whether they’re common sense, technical, or hands-on) the Construction Industry could be a great career direction for you.

But how do you decide if this might be the right direction for you?

Well, it’s time for you to learn about the Construction industry and the different “pathways” within it that need people with a diverse set of skills, interests and strengths.  PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

construction career pathways

It’s literally impossible to go one day without seeing something that has to do with the construction industry. Whether it’s your home, the mall, the road or highway that takes you where you’re going, or the power that lights your way… construction is a part of it all.  Keep in mind that no construction project gets done without people that:

  • Design and plan the structure or project
  • Obtain materials
  • Operate the equipment
  • Schedule, supervise and/or manage the work being done
  • Have the skills and training to make things happen
  • And so much more…

Regardless of whether you’re planning to go to college, directly to work, the military, haven’t decided yet, or just plain haven’t a clue about what you want to do… it’s time to learn about the Construction industry and the various “pathways” within it.

  • Design & Pre-Construction

    People In the Design and Pre-Construction pathway turn ideas into plans. They’re involved in the preparation for, and creation of, designs and plans for the construction of homes, commercial buildings, schools, malls, roads, bridges… and pretty much everything else that’s built in some way, shape or form.

  • Construction

    The Construction Pathway is all about the actual building, remodeling and construction of structures like those mentioned in the Design & Pre-Construction Pathway.  These people:

    • Do the work
    • Supervise the work
    • Or have some other role in taking “plans” and making them happen.
  • Maintenance & Operations

    Once a structure is built it’s going to need to be maintained and/or repaired at some point; which is where the The Maintenance & Operations pathway comes in.  It consists of careers for people who keep the physical presence and inner workings of a building or structure in good shape so that they they continue to run smoothly, efficiently and safely.

Even though these are just brief descriptions about the different career pathways in the Construction industry, this information should help you to narrow down a pathway that might make sense for you.

If not, no worries; take a look at the the 100+ diverse construction industry careers listed in the tabs below.  Despite there being over 100 construction careers listed this is actually just a small representation of what’s available.  Here goes…

construction careers design and pre-construction pathway
  • Analyzer Technician
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Buyer & Purchasing Agent
  • Cartographer & Photogrammetrist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate Broker and Sales
  • Site Layout/Survey Engineer
  • Surveying and Mapping Technician
  • Surveyor
  • Urban and Regional Planner
construction pathway
  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer & Stonemason
  • Building Inspector
  • Business Owner
  • Buyer and Purchasing Agent
  • Cabinetmaker & Woodworker
  • Carpenter
  • Cement Mason
  • Commercial Diver
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Concrete Foundation & Form Installer
  • Construction Laborer
  • Construction MAnager
  • Construction Materials Sales
  • Crane & Tower Operator
  • Drywall Installer & Finisher
  • Electrical Power Line Installer
  • Electrician
  • Electrician Laborer
  • Elevator Installer
  • Explosives Driller and Blaster

Fence Installer
Finish Carpenter
Flooring Installer
Floor Sanding and Finisher
Gas & Oil Driller
Heavy Equipment Operator
Historical Restorationist
Hoist & Winch Operator
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Tech
Home & Building Inspector
Industrial Engineering Tech
Industrial Engineer
Insulation Installer
Mechanical Engineer
Mining Machine Operator

  • Paving Operator & Worker
  • Pile Drive Operator
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipeline Technician
  • Pipelayer
  • Plasterer & Stucco Mason
  • Plumber
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Worker
  • Rigger
  • Roofer
  • Roustabout
  • Safety Inspector
  • Scaffold Builder
  • Scheduler / Expediter
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Siding & Exterior Finisher
  • Solar Panel Installer
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Tile Setter
  • Wallpaper Hanger
  • Well Driller
  • Welder
construction maintenance and operations pathway
    • Boiler Maker
    • Commercial Diver
    • Building Inspector
    • Building Inspector
    • Business Owner
    • Electrical Power Line Repair
    • Elevator Repair
    • Equipment Inspector
    • Equipment Repair
    • Gasfitter
    • Glazier
      • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Tech
      • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
      • Highway Maintenance Worker
      • Home and Building Inspector
      • Industrial Equipment Mechanic
      • Instrumentation Tech
      • Landscaper
      • Millwright
      • Plumber
      • Quality Control Officer
      • Safety Inspector
      • Septic and Sewer Servicer
      • Stationary Engineer
      • Technical Instructor
      • Weatherization Technician
      • Wind Turbine Maintenance
tip of the iceberg

There’s definitely quite a bit of information here, but in all honesty it’s just the tip of the iceberg if you think you might want to shoot for a career in construction.

If you skimmed through the construction careers we’ve listed above you’ll have noticed that careers in the Construction industry need people with every imaginable skill set, not just an interest in the trades. There is amazing diversity in the types of construction careers; something for pretty much anyone.

That being said, if you’re looking to dig deeper to get a really in-depth look at careers in the construction industry, as well as the diverse education and training options available to make those careers happen (and let’s not forget tons of links and reputable resources)… then check out the course “Construction Careers.  From Skilled Trades to Engineering (and everything in-between).   Click the image below to head right over there.

Construction Careers course
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