CONSTRUCTION OFFERS MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CAREER PATHS

LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH CAREER BELOW!

Welders have the opportunity to choose from a variety of career options. They can choose to work in manufacturing or construction, and professional welders have the chance to work in Underwater Welding, robotics, military support, NASCAR, or NASA. 

Annual Salary: $45,810 

WELDER

Annual Salary: $76,930 

Architects develop final construction plans after discussing and agreeing on the initial proposal with clients. The architects' plans show the building's appearance and details of its construction. These plans include drawings of the structural system

ARCHITECT

Annual Salary: $36,550

The job duties of laborer may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines such as blowtorches, forklifts, levels, lifts, power drills, pressure washers. They help carpenters, masons, and other specialized contractors.

LABORER

Land surveyors determine property boundaries and prepare maps and survey plots. They help determine where roads or buildings will be constructed, settle property line disputes, and assist in the creation of maps.

Annual Salary: $58,020 

SURVEYOR

A construction safety officer ensures that workers are following established policies and safety regulations.The safety officer is in charge of inspecting site conditions to determine if hazards are present and to establish procedures and policies to overcome those hazardous situations. 

Annual Salary: $60,000 

SAFETY DIRECTOR

Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials. It's a versatile occupation and workers usually do many different tasks. Some carpenters insulate office buildings and others install drywall or kitchen cabinets in homes. 

Annual Salary:  $43,600

CARPENTER

Annual Salary: $52,720 

Draftsmen, also known as drafters, create drawings and plans that are used in manufacturing and construction. Drafters can be found in a broad range of fields, including architecture, aeronautics, civil engineering and electronics.

DRAFTSMAN

Annual Salary: $87,400 

A project manager oversees construction projects. He or she hires and supervises specialty trade contractors. Project managers may also be called construction managers, construction superintendents, and construction foremen.

PROJECT MANAGER

Annual Salary:  $42,900

Masonry workers, also known as masons, use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, and natural and man-made stones to build walls, walkways, fences, and other masonry structures.

CEMENT MASON/BRICKLAYER

SURVEYOR