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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Construction Worker field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33845Roadside WorkerFemale25 $20,100Cherokee, NC01/01/2010
32930WorkerMale27 $110,000Rego Park, NY01/01/2010
32907Structural DesignerFemale32 $55,000Shawnee, KS01/01/2010
32791LaborerMale40 $55,000East Haven, CT01/01/2010

Overview

Construction workers perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. They are essential to highway, construction building and environmental remediation to ensure the smooth and safe running of construction sites.

Duties and responsibilities may vary based on who and where they are employed. However, they often prepare sites by cleaning them, loading or unloading materials and removing hazards. They may also run some types of equipment (such as hand and power tools) and put together or take apart scaffolding. Construction workers will often perform other duties, such as testing machinery to confirm they work or measuring and cutting building materials.

Most employers will require construction workers to have high school diploma?s before the employ them. After this, there is not further education required as you will be trained on the job to develop the skills needed.

Construction workers will have to work in a wide range of weather conditions, making it a challenging career at times. However, most construction workers love their job because it means they can work outside and it keeps them physically fit. The career is also easy to access as there is not much educational commitment required. Constructions workers will also always be in demand as they growing population demands more buildings, meaning you won?t struggle to find work. Finally, the construction site environment is sociable, friendly and supportive, leading to high job satisfaction!

To be a construction worker you will need to demonstrate the physical endurance that is required when you spend most of your shift on your feet and working with heavy materials. You will also need to show communication skills, time management skills and the basic mathematical skills required to calculate equations whilst at work. If this sounds like you, and you are looking for an outdoors and sociable career, then look no further.


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