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Jobs in the Construction Industry You May Not Know About

Jobs in the Construction Industry You May Not Know About
Posted By: Anica Oaks on February 10, 2022

Breaking into the construction industry can be tough if you don't know how to find work and apply for jobs. Here are some steps you can take to find jobs in the construction industry that you might not have tried before.
Why the Construction Industry Offers a Career Opportunity
You need to know why you should look for work in this industry before you can start getting construction jobs.

Construction in the United States reached $1.36 trillion by 2020. As the U.S. economy recovers from the pandemic, it's going to be even bigger in 2022. You can work in many different fields in the construction industry. Depending on what you want to do, you can find both blue- and white-collar jobs. Besides building and repairing structures, this industry includes land development and infrastructure. It also includes professional services such as architecture, engineering, and design.

Generally, construction companies fall into two categories: contractors and construction managers. Contractors build the buildings themselves, while construction managers oversee and manage the whole project.

How to Find a Career in the Construction Industry

Construction is a fun and rewarding career path that offers a wide range of opportunities. The construction industry has many distinct roles, and each one has its own responsibilities. If you improve how you look for jobs, it will be easier for you to find construction jobs near your home.

A newspaper classified ad and an online job site are effective ways to break into the construction industry.



Construction jobs range from blue chip contractors looking for helpers to apprenticeships and internships.

However, don't just scan the newspaper or the web for jobs. You can also find construction jobs near you by registering with a staffing company for job alerts. In Tulsa, OK, for example, a construction worker can find unadvertised jobs pretty much anywhere in the county, like Jenks, Glenpool, Sperry, Turley, and Lotsee.

What Qualifications You Need for Construction Jobs

Construction is one of the most competitive industries in the world. Employees require a wide range of knowledge, skills, and experience.

The qualifications for these jobs vary depending on the company, but there are some common requirements that all employers look for:

* Engineering degree
* Construction management degree
* Construction engineering degree
* Construction project management certificate
* Licensed contractor's license
* Working experience on a construction site

If you enjoy working behind the scenes, working as a geotechnical engineer or other type of engineer can be a great career path for you.

Discover Opportunities in the Construction Industry

In sum, if you're curious about what jobs in construction are out there, do your homework on lucrative careers in the construction business. Besides scanning newspapers and online job boards, register with staffing services. Since these private job agencies have a huge database of job openings, you can find out about career opportunities in the construction field that aren't often advertised.
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