Learn About Careers – For Students
Whether you are graduating high school or haven’t yet found a career that is right for you, there are many great opportunities available in the highway construction industry. If you like to work outdoors, receive on-the-job training and get paid while you learn a skilled trade, then the opportunities provided by an apprenticeship program may be right for you. An apprenticeship program in the highway construction trades is similar to college, in that most programs are four years in length. However, an apprentice can earn real wages while he or she learns a trade.
Consider the following benefits:
- Good pay with benefits – the average construction worker in Pennsylvania earns $56,000 a year.
- In demand – Over the next ten years, the construction industry will need additional workers to rebuild our nation’s roads and bridges and replace a retiring workforce.
- Many opportunities – Today there are over 26,000 construction companies operating in Pennsylvania.
But the greatest reward you will receive from a career in the highway construction industry is the pride you will feel for building roads and bridges that will last for several years – something that you can point to and say, “I helped build that.”