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Learn about different careers in the construction industry.
The construction industry provides countless opportunities across different education levels and interests. It is rewarding work—Minnesota construction workers' annual pay averages $61,500, and 95% of construction workers want to stay in the construction industry.
Explore the various career opportunities available in the building industry:
A concrete finisherworks with concrete by placing, finishing, protecting and repairing concrete in engineering and construction projects.
A construction crane operator uses a crane to transport various objects.
A craft laborer performs general tasks on project sites, such as unloading building materials, cleaning and preparing construction areas, and assisting trades people.
An electrician specializes in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment.
A heavy equipment operator is specifically tasked with the safe and efficient operations of heavy machinery, such as loaders, dump trucks, backhoes, and graders.
An instrumentation engineer assembles and installs industrial measurement and control equipment for automated electrical and pneumatic systems.
An ironworker is responsible for laying and fabricating the structural steel framework of pre-engineered metal buildings, stadiums, bridges, hospitals, towers, and single- and multi-story buildings. Ironworkers also weld and cut steel, interpret blueprints, and work with concrete reinforcing steel bars.
Landscaping is the art of making outdoor environments beautiful, thriving, and well-groomed.
A painter applies paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures.
A sheet metal worker creates, installs, and repairs sheet metal products. Most commonly these products include elements of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, although sheet metal workers also fabricate and repair products for drainage and roofing applications.