4 Benefits of a Career in Construction

Construction is all around us. It builds our homes, schools, roads, bridges, hospitals…everything. We all know this; yet, construction is still one of the most misunderstood industries. With four-year degrees being heavily and constantly pushed, the amount of people pursuing careers in construction has decreased significantly and that has helped contribute to the skills gap in America (which we’ll dive into in another blog).

Since it’s Careers in Construction Month, we figured it would be a good time to talk about some of the many benefits of our industry. With the growing need for craftspeople, the newcomers are now in an incredibly beneficial and valuable position.

So , let’s get into it. Here are four benefits of a career in construction.


Opportunity

It’s no secret that the job market for college graduates is overwhelmingly oversaturated, and landing a career based on a college degree can be extremely difficult. By pursuing a career in the trades, you will be opening yourself up to more possibilities and opportunities.

With the skills gap and upcoming wave of retirees, there is already an increasing demand for newcomers in the industry. In fact, it is estimated there will be a need for more than 1 million workers by 2023. This startling deficit makes room for remarkable opportunity for new craftspeople.

Variety

Whatever you are into, there is a career for you in construction. Whether you are the artistic or creative type, mathematically-inclined, or just love working with your hands, we’ve got a job for you. Click here to read up on our current opportunities!

Freedom

Do you love to travel and see new places? Construction is an awesome way to be able to do that, while getting paid. Millstone Weber currently has jobs in St. Louis, Colorado, Arkansas, Arizona, Tennessee, North Carolina, and more!

Growth

Remaining stagnant in a career is a very real fear for the younger generations. They also have a desire to feel important within the industry in which they are making a living. About 41% of the current workforce is expected to retire by 2031, which puts newcomers in a great position for consistent growth. There is no limit to how high a craft professional can go in this industry. Our:

  • VP of operations started as a laborer
  • Equipment Manager is an operator by trade
  • Personnel Manager started sweeping the floors in the truck shop

Take a chance on construction. You won’t regret it.


To keep it short, sweet, and simple: construction is for anyone who wants a lifelong career with room to grow, opportunities to travel and to earn an awesome living, and the ability make a difference.

So if you’re ready to join us, head over to our Careers page and apply today.

Chat later!