Careers in construction can be divided into four general categories. Click each to learn more.
Whether new, additions, or remodeled, the need for schools, hospitals, housing, infrastructure, commercial structures, and more is a constant. Skilled, quality workers will be essential to perform the work.
Median annual wages for various construction trades show the earning potential as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2019 for the State of Illinois. Fringe benefits such as healthcare are not included in these numbers.
MEDIAN ANNUAL WAGE
|Plasterers and Stucco Masons||$73,590|
|Tile and Stone Setters||$50,330|
|Sheet Metal Worker||$74,890|
Technology in construction has exploded recently and is revolutionising how construction employees work. Building Information Modeling, drones, surveying technologies, 3D printing, and app use in the field are common on most of today’s job sites. The
impact of the green industry on construction also is opening new career opportunities.
More information for construction job descriptions, skills, and work environments may be found at Illinois Pathways.