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We have complied information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help you get a better idea of employment in the Construction field. Below are highlights of the major professions within this industry.
- Job opportunities are expected to be excellent for experienced workers, particularly for certain occupations.
- Workers have relatively high hourly earnings.
- About 65 percent of establishments employ fewer than 5 people.
- Construction includes a very large number of self-employed workers.Nature of the Industry
- Most workers learn this trade on the job by starting as helpers to more experienced workers; additional classroom instruction may also be needed.
- Job prospects are expected to be good.
- Inclement weather seldom interrupts work, but workers may be idled when downturns in the economy slow construction activity.
- Job opportunities should be very good, especially for those with the broadest range of skills.
- Most electricians acquire their skills by completing an apprenticeship program lasting 4 to 5 years.
- About 4 out of 5 electricians work in the construction industry or are self-employed, but there also will be opportunities for electricians in other industries.
- Many glaziers learn the trade by helping experienced workers.
- Job opportunities are expected to be good.
- Working conditions can be hazardous.
- Formal education beyond high school is not required, but government standards require specific types of on-the-job training.
- Good job opportunities are expected, mainly due to the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.