Summer is known as “construction season” in the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky region. In these warmer months, we don’t have to worry about snow or ice getting in the way of our progress. Instead, we get to work outside in lots of sunshine. To some, this may sound hot and uncomfortable. Sure, air conditioning is great, but the benefits of working construction in the summer are even better. This construction season, you can:
Find more opportunities
Construction work is typically busiest in the summertime. You can find openings in a variety of fields including landscape, masonry, and carpentry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage for construction labor is $17.19. Learning any of these trades will provide you with the physical skills you can use in life no matter what career path you choose. At the very least, you’ll enjoy job security all summer long.
Enjoy more perks
The average person in today’s workplace is stuck at a desk in stuffy professional clothes. But with a career in construction, you can keep active in comfortable gear.
Those working in the construction industry are more likely to be physically fit and healthy than the average desk-bound worker. Studies show that sitting all day is bad for your health. Our bodies were designed to move – so you might as well get paid for it.
Plus, every day is different, so you won’t spend your days wishing the hours away. In fact, you may be motivated to work more…at least for the overtime pay.
Start working today.
Yes, you read that right, even if you don’t have any experience.
Whether you’re going back to school after working in an unfulfilling, dead-end career or are a high school student planning your future, you won’t go into debt as you train for the construction industry.
Many trades don’t require a college degree, so you can skip the stress of student loans. Some trades do require formal training, usually in the form of an apprenticeship or certification from a trade or technical school.
But in some trades, you can enter as a laborer, learn on the job, and work your way up. Few, if any career options allow you to enter the trade without a degree. With construction, you’ll get paid while working your way up to the position you want – even running your own company.
The industry is in need of people who are hard working and willing to learn. Here are a few construction jobs you can get without any experience:
- Carpentry Laborer
- General Contractor’s Laborer
- Landscape Laborer
- Painting Laborer
- Commercial Construction Laborer
- Flooring & Tile Laborer
- Masonry Worker
- Roofing Laborer
Though basic and entry-level, these positions allow you to come in with no experience whatsoever to earn a paycheck and learn a trade. Most only require a high school diploma or G.E.D., and some may not even require that.
You could be gaining valuable experience in a field that could become a lasting career for you while reaping the rewards of everyday work. Don’t just sign up for a job that will lead to nowhere, use your summertime wisely and work toward your goals, beyond just paying the bills.