Architecture and construction workers work on buildings and other structures. This includes highways, bridges, houses, and buildings. You might create the designs or plans for new structures. Or, you might use the plans to build it or manage the workers on the project.
Some architecture and construction workers do skilled trades, like carpentry, painting, or plumbing. For example, you might do all of the electrical work for a renovated office space. Or, you might work as a landscaper and take care of flowers and trees on large properties.
Jobs in the construction or skilled trade industries require people who can work with their hands while using math, technology, and creativity.
Skilled tradespeople include plumbers, electricians, masons, roofers, framers, and mechanics. Nearly all tradespeople and repairers learn through an apprenticeship and may be required to work overtime and are sometimes on call 24 hours a day. You won’t be wearing a suit or putting your feet up on a desk for this position, but if you take the time to build your own business, you can follow the pattern of others and pass the trade down through your family tree. And while you will normally not have any trouble finding professional work in your field in the United States, you will also be in great demand overseas. Your job takes place both indoors and outdoors.
Jobs in Construction and Trades
Painters, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Construction, Building Inspectors, Construction, Equipment Operators, Construction Laborers and Helpers, Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers and Tapers, Electricians, Elevator Installers and Repairers, Tile and Marble Setters, Glaziers, Hazardous Materials, Removal Workers, Insulation Workers, Structural Iron and Steel Workers, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, Painters, Plumbers, Pipefitters, Steamfitters, Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers, Solar Photovoltaic Installers