Construction is an industry filled with potential for people with a wide range of skillsets. The industry not only has careers for project engineers, but also provides countless opportunities in marketing, accounting, human resources, business development, preconstruction and more. Construction is unique because it is one of the rare industries that provides lucrative job opportunities for skilled laborers—carpenters, welders, ironworkers and equipment operators—whose education is on-the-job training.
The thousands of students who graduate from high school each year can pursue a career in construction without a college degree and achieve success through hands-on experience and mentorship opportunities.
Reprinted courtesy of Dale Kopnitsky, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.