Careers in Construction

Carpenters

  • Builds or remodels residential and commercial buildings
  • Required on every type of building construction since they form the foundations and install inside trim including doors and hardware that are used in all buildings.
  • Earn $37 – $45 per hour

Electricians

  • Install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for homes, businesses, and factories.
  • Assemble, install, maintain, and test the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows.
  • Earn $40 – $45 per hour

Pipefitters

  • Installs, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs mechanical piping systems
  • Pipefitters are employed in the maintenance departments of power stations, refineries, offshore installations, factories and similar establishments, by pipefitting contractors
  • Earn $46 – $51 per hour
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