Monday, October 2, 2017
- by Mike Croxall, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga
As the home building industry celebrates Careers in Construction Month in October, were sharing the top four reasons to consider a rewarding career in residential construction.
Diversity of Skilled Trades to Consider
A home builder relies on a number of highly trained workers to get the job done right. This includes dozens of skilled artisans and professionals, including carpenters, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians, painters and landscapers. Analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that 70 percent of builders typically use between 11 and 30 subcontractors to build a single-family home.Indeed, there are many different trades you can pursue depending on your personal interests.
Job Opportunities Across the Country
As the housing market continues to strengthen, home builders across the country and here in Chattanooga and Hamilton County are seeking skilled workers such as carpenters, framers and roofers to help them build the American Dream. This means there is ample opportunity for motivated students seeking a rewarding career path.
In fact, the residential construction industry is one of the few sectors where demand for new workers is rising. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and NAHB analysis, ...