Construction
Laborer

Manufacturing & Trades

Do you love to construct things?

Consider a career in CONSTRUCTION.

What is it?

Construction laborers helped build the house you live in, the school you attend, the buildings where people work, and the roads you drive on. Almost every home, building, or structure is built by construction workers involved in a variety of tasks, from digging the foundation, to putting up the frame of the building, to making sure that materials are moved to the right location.

What will I do?

Construction workers build residential homes, commercial buildings, roads and bridges. Carpenters put up the framework of a building, including the framing for doors and windows. More trained and skilled workers contribute to the finishing details, including roofers, drywall installers, painters, electricians, and plumbers.

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Brick Mason
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Owner
  • Drywall Installer
  • Electrician
  • Painter / Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Roofer

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Working with hands
  • Manual labor
  • Attention to detail
  • Appreciates quality work
  • Likes to work outside

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Construction Laborer

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

High School

MEDIAN
SALARY

JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

%

JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career in Construction?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Construction program. You can also register for the Construction programs offered by the Tech Campus.

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Electrician programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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