Work with raw materials to build houses and other buildings.
A Construction Worker’s job is part art, part craft, and part sheer determination. Being a Construction Worker requires attention to detail, physical endurance, and a penchant for working with your hands.
If you enjoy working outdoors, feeling the heat of the sun on your skin (and don’t mind the elements—rain, hail, and snow—either), then you might be cut out for a job as a Construction Worker.
With your tool belt and some training, you’re off to build a bridge, erect a house, construct a new city library, pave a new road, or assemble a yacht. Whatever you choose to do, you do it with pride, because without you, these things would not exist. Imagine the feeling of showing your kids the courthouse daddy nailed together, or the house mommy wired.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of job titles within the construction industry. You could drive heavy machinery, lifting hulking beams onto skyscrapers with a crane, or leveling a field in preparation for a housing development. You could become a Framer, a Finishing Carpenter, a Construction Supervisor, or a Project Manager.
You could work with a variety of materials, such as brick, wood, cement, concrete, tile, or asphalt. Or you could specialize in plumbing, electricity, or structural framing. This is a relatively easy field to get into if you’re willing to put your nose to the grindstone, learn from those around you, and take pride in your artisanship.