You’re ready for the next step. And sitting still isn’t it. If you’ve got a knack for fixing, making and doing, the remodeling industry needs you!
NOW HIRING: Creators, Problem-Solvers and Leaders!
Are you a hands-on person? Do you enjoy working on projects? Do you like math? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you might consider pursuing a degree in Construction Trades.
“The jobs that exist right now, don’t require massive debt. They require a willingness to learn a skill that’s actually in demand.”
– Mike Rowe.
TRADES CAREER FACTS
- The average debt for a trades career is less than $10,000 compared to nearly $150,000 for a 4-year degree
- A career in the trades offers you an active lifestyle as opposed to being locked inside 5 days a week
- Construction is one of the industries with the highest projections for new employment opportunities.
- Most earn a stable income in their first year out of high school
- There are a large variety of career options, from carpentry to landscaping to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, masonry, cabinetry and more.
- Construction is projected to add 864,700 new jobs by 2026.
- Employment is estimated to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, increasing from 6.71 million jobs to 7.58 million jobs.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for all construction jobs was $51,220 in May 2018. (For comparison, the median annual wage for all occupations in that same period was $51,960.)
TAKE THE NEXT STEPS.
EXPLORE THE TRADES.