IS CONSTRUCTION FOR YOU?
Hard hats = Hard labor...right? Maybe not...
Ever question why a building was being built? Are you the IKEA expert in your family, good at building and constructing objects? Have you ever dreamed of being able to work creatively with your hands?
Have you ever wondered who makes sure the workers on construction sites have stellar training? What about the person who orders the materials, and makes sure the equipment is available and working properly? Who is the person that negotiates those contracts? What about the person designs the layout for the builders to follow? Learn more about the different types of careers along the Construction pathway!
Example Construction Jobs:
- Construction Worker
- Construction Inspector
- Flooring Installer
- Brick Mason
- Heavy Equipment Operator
According to the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, there is currently $13 billion worth of development projects underway in Tampa Bay right now! That's right, since 2018 when Tampa was voted #1 real estate market spaces have been being BUILT!
So what does that mean for you?
Construction is the number one growing industry in the state of Florida (source: Career Source Tampa Bay), and Tampa has over 10 apprenticeship programs for people seeking to become skilled areas in like bricklaying, masonry, carpentry, HVAC, and even elevator construction!
Many of the programs are "earn & learn" apprenticeships which means they pay YOU to learn new skills. These are GREAT skill development training and certifications that set you up for a better future. See our resource links to check them out!
How much will I get paid?
The median advertised salary for Construction was $46,700/year. However, the average salary in Hillsborough County is reported at $77,178. per job. A median salary lets us know that sometimes based on experience or position, various jobs may offer more or less. An average salary describes the general range of earnings per job in this industry: what most people are actually making! A median salary lets us know that sometimes based on experience or position, various jobs may offer more or less. More experience and education along this career path could lead to higher compensation.
- No Minimum Education is Needed at Entry Level
- Most Positions Require a High School Diploma
- A Lot of Paid Apprenticeship Opportunities