More women are entering the construction industry than ever before. Between 2012 and 2021, the number of women working in construction rose by over 54%.

Here are some benefits of working in construction:

  • Higher pay
  • On-the-job training
  • Unlimited growth potential

Higher pay
According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the median pay for all construction jobs is $49,191. Additionally, it is reported that Nebraska construction workers make 18% more money than all private business employees in the state.

On-the-job training
Many construction jobs require an apprenticeship, vocational training, or offer on-the-job training. Very few require a four-year degree, making it easy for anyone to enter the industry.

These benefits are perfect for women wanting to start a career in construction or switch careers. Learn how to start paving your own way in construction.