Women are still considered somewhat of a rarity in the construction industry, but don’t let this statistic make you shy away from the amazing career opportunities that exist within them. Here are 7 great reasons why you should consider construction as a career path:
A career in the trades and construction industry can pay well. Statistics Canada reports that trades employees earn an average hourly wage of $22.36 (6% higher than other occupations).
Working in the trades and construction industry, there is always something to build, something to repair, or something to change. There’s a new, exciting challenge every day on the job.
Less than 9% of the U.S. construction industry is made up of women. Combat the notion that women do not belong in the industry, be a leader and a role model to women and girls of the future.
Gender Pay Gap
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the gender pay gap is narrower in the construction industry: women in the construction and trades industry earn, on average, 93.4% of what men make (compared to a national average of 82.1%).
The construction and trades industry provides workers with ample opportunity to travel. If this appeals to you, this may be a perfect fit.
Leave a Mark
Leave your mark on the world. Working in the trades and construction industry provides you with the opportunity to see (and participate in) the development of an idea from concept to creation.
Outlet for Creativity
The construction and trades industry is a great place for you to use your creativity. Imagine, design, and build for a better tomorrow.