According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of construction laborers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Laborers work in all fields of construction, and demand for these workers mirror the level of overall construction activity.”

The Toledo Blade wrote a recent editorial in support of construction trades as viable and lucrative career options.

Construction trades offer good wages, benefits, steady employment and free or low-cost training, whether you’re a recent high school graduate or seeking a career change. To start your research on multiple trade career options, visit our Field Skilled Construction Trades page.