Working in the construction industry provides individuals with the opportunity to have a career outdoors. You may find yourself working on high-profile jobs such as professional sports arenas or buildings that define a city skyline.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of construction and extraction occupations is expected to grow 11 percent between the years 2016 and 2026.
Mike Burdick of Queensbury, N.Y. went to college because that was what was expected of him after graduating from high school.
It is common for some people to spend a part of their life trying to find a career that they enjoy, but also one that can support them financially.
A number of high school graduates and college students struggle to find a career that pays well and they enjoy. A registered apprenticeship program in the construction industry can set you ahead for a life of financial success.
Working in an industry that is predominately male can be intimidating for some women, but a growing number of females are proving they can have satisfying, successful careers despite being outnumbered on a construction jobsite.
According to a 2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study, nearly half of all jobs require some outdoor work.