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.
Before learning the facts about working in construction, some women may believe they will face more challenges than their male co-workers, but the truth is different.
Through collective bargaining, men and women working in the same position are guaranteed to receive equal pay and benefits.
Women currently make up less than 3 percent employment in the construction industry, but a growing number of females are joining registered apprenticeship programs.
The construction industry is suffering from a shortage of skilled workers at a time when many regions of the country are undergoing a construction renaissance. This shortage is due to a number of reasons including the retirement of Baby Boomers and the misconception that the only way to earn a livable wage requires a college degree.
There has never been a better time for women to start a career in the construction industry. Do not let traditional gender stereotypes influence your views.
Thousands of women are starting a career in construction every year and most find it more rewarding than more stereotypical options.
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