What qualifications do I need to work in construction?
Education: There are usually no specific educational requirements for entry level construction workers.
Apprentice laborers are often expected to have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).
Is it hard to get a job in construction?
Although some occupations make it difficult for individuals to get hired without work experience, typically, this is not the case with construction jobs. Many employers in the construction industry are willing to hire workers to start in entry-level positions. These types of workers are commonly called laborers.
Is construction a good job?
Even better, construction workers find a certain job satisfaction not many other works can say the same—the chance to see their work put into physical motion. Overall, construction is far from a traditional job and depending on your trade or role, you can find a job that’s extremely mentally and physically fulfilling.
How do construction workers know what to do?
They know what/how to build because they are given pictures and directions to follow. These are called “blueprints” and “specs”. The blueprints (a term which refers to a very old method of making reproductions of drawings) show the size, shape, and location of every item on/in a construction project.