The future looks particularly bright for anyone who chooses to work in the construction industry. There is always going to be a need for housing, retail premises, warehouses, offices and many other types of building, and there is the potential to work anywhere in the world. Many of these careers are also incredibly profitable.
If you’re fresh out of college or looking for a change in direction, the construction sector is an excellent place to look for work. There are many different sectors to choose from that it can be difficult to know which direction to go in. If you’d like some help, here are three of the most profitable construction sectors to specialise in.
You can choose to work for yourself or an employer, and your role will be to design new buildings, add extra bits to those that are already built or restore old constructions bringing them back to their former glory. You get to work with clients, liaise with other construction professionals such as joiners, oversee projects, make alterations, and create detailed plans. This is a fantastic career for creative individuals who want to leave their mark on the world.
Five years of university study is required, along with at least two year’s experience. When this is completed, you can register as an Architect with the Architects Registration. You can also become a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
A building surveyor is a person who provides advice about the design, construction, maintenance and repair of buildings. To become one, you need to complete a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited degree course. Professional training is also a requirement. A certain number of other skills will also help with this kind of career choice. You need to be good at solving problems, be accurate, interpret data, be a good communicator, and be able to prioritise and plan effectively.
When it comes to construction, there are many different trades that are involved in the industry. For example, carpenters, electricians, glaziers, landscapers, conservatory builders, painters, plasterers, and welders. Choose one of the many different trades and you can be self-employed or work for an employer. If you decide you want to work for yourself, one of the best tools you can use, apart from those you use on the job, will be to use one of the many comparison sites at your disposable. You can find and compare conservatory prices, for example, so that you can offer lower prices than your competitors and make more profit. This is a profitable profession, and one that offers a lot of freedom. Use it to your disposal.
This is a very small selection of some of the construction sectors you can choose to work in. There are many more profitable sectors, and there’s no shortage of opportunities in an area that continues to expand. You can either gain professional qualifications or work as an apprentice. Whichever way, they are both a step in the right direction.