The construction industry is the nation’s largest single industry, employing more people and contributing more money to America’s bottom line than any other single industry. And with the need for new schools, hospitals, housing and other commercial buildings only going up, the industry is going to need more and more quality workers to get all of the projects done.

From skilled crafts people to designers and management positions to support staff, permanent, well-paying construction careers exist in all areas of the industry. Careers in the construction industry can be divided into four general categories:

Explore the various job descriptions within each category. Click on the following links to find out what each job entails, what you’ll need to know to jump-start your own career and see how much you could earn from a career in construction. Want to see construction careers in action? Watch our  videos. Once you’ve found the job for you, view open positions  here.