Is one of the top four growing industries in Southern MD. This industry provides commercial, residential, and industrial construction projects. There are many career opportunities and the career pathway in construction and skilled trades will garner on average, $72,632 dollars a year!
5-Year Job Growth
Remodeling, highway, street, and bridge construction as well as residential and commercial development.
Top Advertised Job Skills:
Ability to convey thoughts and express ideas effectively in writing and speech as well as fully comprehend what others are saying. An example would be to fully explain to a customer the problem so they can understand it.
Ability to efficiently achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks. Example: collected detailed data and information to prepare technical drawings.
Steady hand and good hand-eye coordination when handling very small parts and tools precisely. Example: Being able to install small parts in an engine with very little room.
Ability to perform calculations to meet project and product requirements. Example: precisely measure and cut wood for shelving.
Knowledge of how the systems operate to assemble, disassemble, repair, reassemble and maintain machinery. Example: Disassemble an old climate control system and install a new one.
Ability to lift heavy equipment often, stand, climb, walk, or bend for many hours. Example-lift a bag of concrete mix over 50 lbs. and climb a ladder on the truck to pour into a mixer.
Power Tool Operation
Control the functioning of a tool that is powered by an additional power source and mechanism. Example: Use a bushwhacker to clear an overgrown area of wild growing shrubs.
Identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Example: Work independently to modify building materials and make adjustments onsite to complete projects.
Effectively plan in advance and work efficiently to meet deadlines. Example: Ensure each construction phase is completed on time regardless of material delays in order to complete project as scheduled.
Ability to find, diagnose, and determine best way to repair problems. Example: Perform tests on a non- working motor to determine that an open circuit is the cause of it’s failure.
General Laborer $16.53hr. (HS diploma)
Installation, maintenance, and repair worker $15.52hr. (on-the-job training)
Skilled Tradesman $26.87 (short-term training or apprenticeship)
First Line Supervisor $33.74 (AA Degree and Work Experience)
Project Manager $53.71 (BA Degree or Above)
Industry Training Programs
- Associated Builders and Contractors Chesapeake Shores
- College of SOMD Center for Trades and Energy
- MD Apprenticeship and Training
What do you do?
Women in the Construction Industry
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