Career information construction

David Kochanski

Responsible for assisting tradesman on construction sites such as carpenters, bricklayers, demolition experts drywallers cement finishers and roofers. Unloads and loads materials erects concrete forms and ramps, mix and pour materials such as concrete and assists in drilling and blasting.

contractors often learn the skills of the trade through hands-on training and working on a construction site. Before becoming a contractor many people have a job as a laborer Apprenticeships and internships provide valuable training in carpentry plumbing electrical work or masonry and can sometimes substitute for an education background.

Worker environment

Many construction managers work from a main office, but most work out of a field office at the construction site where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities The need to meet deadlines and respond to emergencies often requires long hours.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist construction site workers in erecting structures and demolition.
  • Unload and load construction materials.
  • Distribute materials.
  • Erect concrete forms and scaffolding.
  • Drill and blast into earth and rock.
  • Mix and pour concrete and asphalt.
  • Level concrete and earth using trowels and shovels.
  • Remove debris.
  • Clean up spills and remove hazardous material.
  • Direct and control traffic.
  • Erect traffic control signs.
  • Assist heavy equipment operators to secure special attachments to equipment.


the highest paid in the profession earned $58,900 per year and the lowest paid earned less than $20,000. The average salary for construction workers in 2014 was $35,020 The metropolitan areas that best pay their construction workers are Leominster, Massachusetts Gary Indiana and Brockton, Massachusetts.

High school preparation

Some high school preparation for a construction career would be woods, home repair, construction and metals 1 and 2.

Work volunteer

You can go volunteer to go work with any family members that do currently work in a construction field.

I would want my English math teachers and literacy ms. Carlin to be my reference when A certain person would call and ask questions.

Post secondary plan requirements

College Michigan state University, Houston community college and City college of San Francisco. I picked these three because they fit my needs the best they got a good amount of people attending the college and also they have a lot more courses toward construction.

College majors. Construction , Construction management bachelor degree.

There is no formal education requirements to start you just shadow more experienced workers on a job site.

National Construction College Scotland Apprentice Awards 2013