If you dream of building houses or skyscrapers or bridges, whether you want to draw and design them or get your hands on a hammer or drill, there’s work for you. The construction industry is booming, and demand is great for plumbers, electricians, civil engineers, architectural managers, and more. Small businesses that make everything from granite countertops to fire pits to stone fences are thriving. What’s it like in the world of Design and Engineering or Construction Trades? Find out in these two videos.

Interested? As you can see, construction careers offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and plenty of opportunities to advance. It might be for you if you like building things and using tools, and if you’re interested in making a lasting impact on your community.

Wondering if you have what it takes? Construction positions are available at every level, whether you’re starting your career, transitioning from military service or another field, or just looking for a new challenge. In the next five years, there will be over 10,000 job openings in Kentucky in the construction field. Many companies offer on-the-job training and apprenticeships.Check out the career pathways and projected job demand.

Ready to start your job search? Kentucky’s Career Centers can assess your job skills and direct you to opportunities as well as helpful training options. Contact us here.