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  • Why Construction Is One of The Best Career Options

    Published October 20th 2020 at 12:00am

    If there ever was a job field that could nearly guarantee job security forever, it would be construction. There are always things that need building -- houses, office buildings, you name it. Construction work will always be necessary to society. Construction work is labeled as an essential business by the federal government as well, so the work almost never stops. However, job security isn't the only appealing thing about the field. Here are the main things that make construction such a great career path.

    It Pays Well

    The job you choose should be about pursuing your passions, of course, but getting a decent paycheck at the same time never hurts. As with any job, your salary can vary depending on where you live and what level of experience you have. The type of trade you go into also has an effect, but many trades have high salaries. For example, according to Construct-Ed, an HVAC technician job has an average salary of $50,000 a year and a pipelaying job has an average of $46,000 a year. Plus, the more experience you gain in your trade, the more opportunity there is for a higher salary.

    A Degree Isn't Necessary

    For most construction trades, the only schooling you'll need will be from a trade school. Trade school programs focus on one specific trade and participants earn certificates upon completion. According to Trade-Schools.net, most programs last less than a year and can therefore get you started in the workforce pretty quickly. Management or supervisory positions may require an Associate's degree or higher, but trade school alone is enough to get your career off to a running start.

    The Reward is Tangible 

    No matter what your trade is, the result of your work is always there for you to see. A carpenter can look at a finished house and know that they were an integral part of building the framework. A welder can take a hunk of forgotten steel and turn it into a beautiful park bench. Whatever the job is, the result is always going to be beneficial to someone, and knowing that your work has made someone else's life better is the best reward of all.

    Construction is a huge industry, and the need for workers is always rising.  Construction work being an essential business means that need is nearly guaranteed to always be around. With all the benefits that a career in construction brings, there's no doubt that in today's world, it is one of the best options out there. If you're interested in getting started as a contractor in Arizona, contact us today.

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