Building Tennessee


Present Chart The construction industry is projected to grow 22% by 2022 22%
Up Arrows 33% Commercial construction tradesmen are paid 33% more than the rest of Americans

Is construction right for me?

If you like working with your hands and would rather be active and moving around than sit at a desk, construction may be right for you. Many jobs in construction let you work outside and use a broad selection of skills so you can put your knowledge to work.

What kind of skills do I need?

There are many different types of jobs in construction, so any skill set can be used in the industry. Some skills apply across all construction jobs, such as:

  • Building and mechanical knowledge- Knowing how things work and an interest in how parts come together to make a whole is key.
  • Teamwork- You’ll work with many people on a construction site, so working well in a team environment is helpful.
  • Planning and organizing- In order to build something or repair it, it’s important that each step is planned out in an organized way.

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