Common Myths about Construction
At NW Construction Illustrated, we attempt to debunk some of the common myths surrounding the construction industry.
Workers interested in pursuing project management or other upper-level positions are often required to obtain a degree or further technical training. In a competitive market, especially the post-recession construction market, it can be very difficult for uneducated or inexperienced workers to find a job.
Construction workers are employed in an industry that typically works Monday through Friday, with regular working hours and holidays off. They are also fairly compensated for overtime. Plus, it is very satisfying to work in a profession where you can work with your hands, as well as your head, and can see the products of your labor on a daily basis. Not to mention, the majority of houses, bridges, roads, high rises, etc., that you build will be there for decades—if not centuries—to come.
Consider that the median salary for construction project managers is $82,790 and it is quickly apparent that professional success is a distinct possibility for construction professionals who are interested in working through the ranks. It is also one of the few job markets left where entrepreneurs and skilled workers who want to start their own company have the opportunity to grow a lucrative business.
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