why construction


Ranked 2nd Fastest-Growing Industry in U.S.

The benefits of construction careers continue to pile up as the industry grows at fast rate. In a February 2021 article 12 Fastest-Growing Industries in the U.S., Indeed.com lists the benefits of holding a job in this industry, including a higher salary, stronger job security, and more career advancement opportunities.

Among their list of the 12 fastest-growing industries, construction ranks 2nd. The article states, “The fastest-growing type of construction is related to heavy civil engineering, which involves land drainage, space improvement and dredging. The growth of this industry is likely tied to an increase in community improvement projects and the development of urban areas across the country.”

Additionally, the article goes on to declare that “construction workers can expect to see an 11% employment rate increase before 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).”

Construction, along with personal care and health care, will account for over one-third of all new jobs through 2022, according to the BLS. These jobs are in high demand and opportunities in this industry have never been higher.

“Construction was hit particularly hard by the pandemic and its related lockdowns, but it is bouncing back with strength. With a plethora of jobs available, increasing pay and more training opportunities, now could be the perfect time to join the industry.”

“Demand For Construction Workers Close To 20 Year High”


A 2014 survey conducted by RIGID revealed that 94 percent of students nationwide (ages 14-18) said they weren’t interested in the trades, citing these top reasons:

  • Many say they don’t know enough about it
  • Others don’t believe there are a lot of job opportunities
  • They don’t think it’s cool
  • Some think it’s not high tech enough
Those same students were surveyed again after being accurately educated about the trades, and a whopping 77 percent of them said they were interested in these types of careers.
The Mike Rowe Works Foundation said it best, “Pop culture has glorified the “corner office job” while unintentionally belittling the jobs that helped build the corner office. As a result, our society has devalued any other path to success and happiness.”

So, Why Choose a Career in Construction?

A sizable majority of the construction workforce is nearing retirement age. This presents a massive opportunity for the new workforce. Likewise, young people need to know that there is high demand and great future potential that comes with a career in construction. These jobs are essential to the economy; they always will be. There’s something to be said for doing honest, hands-on work. 
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“Student loan debt is the second-highest consumer debt category in the United States with over 44 million borrowers who collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion. According to the BLS, there are over 7 million jobs available across the country, the majority of which don’t require a four-year degree.”

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation

Strong Job Security

Regardless of how the economy shifts, construction will always be needed. In fact, construction workers can expect an 11% increase in jobs before 2028, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Learn on the Job

We don’t require college degrees, which also means no student debt. You can start as a laborer, learn on the job and move your way up from there. Our employees are rewarded for learning the business from the ground up.

Earn a Good Living

Our workers make good money. Construction is the second fastest growing industry in the U.S., and the increased demand for construction workers will likely push wages even higher over the next ten years.

“The U.S. economy’s strength is tightly linked to the construction industry. Construction projects provide jobs, inject both funds and new life into a community, and create the infrastructure critical to keeping the country moving forward.”

“7 Reasons Why It’s Great To Work In Construction”