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What it Takes to Work Construction

When most people think construction, they think big burly men, with long beards lifting heavy things and getting dirty. While that is true for many of those in the construction business, there’s a lot more to it. Ground workers in construction need to have a steady have, and some pretty substantial know-how. Being able to work with heavy machinery, and in loud, stressful environments is a must. Granted, if you have what it takes, it pays for your skill pretty well. But a lot more goes into construction than machinery safety disposal. Regardless of your position, working construction is no easy task, and it’s not something to be taken lightly. Here are a couple different jobs in the construction business, and what it takes for each of them. 

Design

Probably the most obvious job in the construction industry that isn’t the first on most people’s minds. Architects. I mean, in all fairness it’s hard to build something if you don’t know what it is you’re building. Architectural design is one of the most important jobs in construction, and it definitely takes a lot of skill to become one. If you think tattoos are permanent, think building. Think centuries of standing. You better make something good. Of course, to become a successful architect you’ll need  a college degree. Either obtained in-class or online, it’s hard to get by without one as an architect, since you’ll be competing against others with one. 

CEO

Another job that might have gone right over your head. The CEO, or maybe even more broadly, management. For small construction companies, they likely won’t have an in-house architect, or a large management sector, and many times the owner or the CEO of the company will be on the ground working with everyone else. But for larger, more substantial companies, a large management base is a must. This consists of the CEO, accountants, a hiring team, a marketing team, human resources, and, of course managers. Many of these jobs will require a degree of some sort, either associates or bachelors, as well as a bit of work experience in the field. Whether it be a couple months, or a couple years, that depends on the position. Some of these positions however, don’t require any sort of degree, and you’ll be able to work your way through the ranks just fine without one. 

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