Construction offers a wealth of advantages like job security, attractive paychecks, career growth, and more. Unfortunately, despite these promising prospects, the younger generations in the U.S. are ignoring the opportunity to take part in our booming industry. As the search for skilled labor becomes increasingly arduous, we want to point out to the younger generation that a career in the construction industry can be rewarding in many ways.

Things aren’t what they used to be

The construction industry has changed drastically over the years and is no longer what it used to be. Gone are the days of hard labor and long hours with little pay. Now, the industry is filled with technology that makes the work easier and more efficient. Young people entering the industry can expect to find exciting and innovative opportunities for their career. From using drones to survey a construction site to using 3D printing to create custom components, the construction industry is now more advanced than ever before.

Great money right out of the gate

The trades are an often overlooked option for those looking to start a career. But there are many advantages to getting a job in the trades: you can often start making money right away, you don’t need to spend years in school, and the skills you learn are highly sought after. Gone are the days of tradespeople being branded as uneducated and unsuccessful financially, the opposite is quite true. There are some trades require institutional training and once completed, jump straight into a well paid full-time position. Whether you want to become a plumber, electrician, or carpenter, there’s a range of jobs in the trades that can offer great pay and flexible hours.

Trade Schools are way less expensive than college

Many young people today feel the pressure to go to college in order to have a successful career. However, there are some great career paths that don’t require a college degree, such as construction trades. Not only are these opportunities rewarding and fulfilling, but they also don’t require a huge college debt. Instead, most skilled trades offer apprenticeships and on-the-job training that can help you learn the skills you need to succeed.

Big Opportunities for advancement

The construction industry is often overlooked when it comes to career opportunities, but it can be a great choice for young people looking to advance their career. With the right training and experience, there are numerous opportunities for growth in the industry, from learning new skills to earning higher wages. The industry is also filled with a variety of positions, from construction workers to project managers, so it’s easy to find a role that fits your interests. If you’re looking for an opportunity to grow, the construction industry should be on your radar.

Look, we’re not telling you to NOT go to college. But the truth is, college isn’t for everyone. Many of our highly successful senior project managers started out sweeping floors or running errands for the senior workers. They worked hard, were reliable and as they grew in the industry they were able to make a great living for themselves doing something they love.

If you or someone you know is interested in the construction industry or would like to sit down with one of our project managers or even checkout one of our many projects, please contact our office!

Fiorilli Construction, an Ohio-based general contractor, specializes in a wide array of building projects and we are ready and excited for a new year to begin! To learn more about our services, give us a call at 216-696-5845.

The Fiorilli Construction Family