The construction industry is the nation’s largest single industry, employing more people and contributing more money to America’s bottom line than any other single industry. And with the need for new schools, hospitals, housing and other commercial buildings only going up, the industry is going to need more and more quality workers to get all of the projects done.

From skilled crafts people to designers and management positions to support staff, permanent, well-paying construction careers exist in all areas of the industry. Careers in the construction industry can be divided into four general categories: