Top Reasons to Choose a Construction Career

Posted on September 27, 2023 by markstein

October is Careers in Construction Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the diverse career paths available to those interested in the building trades industry.

A construction career is your chance to transform communities by building what matters. Whether you’re a student, jobseeker or professional looking to make a switch, below are several compelling reasons to make this career choice.

In-demand roles with room to grow

There is a constant demand for skilled workers, ensuring plenty of diverse job opportunities will be available to you in the construction industry. As you gain experience and expand your skillset, you’ll be able to take on more responsibilities and leadership roles.

And compensation is competitive. According to a recent economic impact report from the Associated General Contractors of America, in Alabama, four of the five most prevalent construction occupations had median annual pay exceeding $40,000 in 2021.

Whether you’re interested in design and planning, project management or the building process, there is a role that will match your skills and interests. Examples of common construction jobs:

  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Equipment Operator
  • Brick Mason
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Steel Worker / Welder
  • Roofer
  • Carpenter
  • Surveyor
  • Project Manager
  • Estimator
  • Safety Manager
  • Superintendent

Hands-on work that makes an impact

If you enjoy working with your hands and want to feel accomplished at the end of the day, a construction career is the perfect fit for you. Construction professionals are able to see their ideas take shape all the way from initial blueprints to a beautiful final product.

Build our nation’s infrastructure and transform homes, businesses and entire communities through your daily work. For a look at local impact, learn how the construction industry is driving Alabama’s economic growth.

How Rives works to sustain Alabama’s construction workforce

A career in construction is a rewarding path offering job stability, fulfillment and great benefits. Rives is working to connect those who are interested in construction as a career. We’re doing this by evolving hiring efforts through local partnerships to ensure qualified candidates continue to enter Alabama’s construction industry.

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