Construction Careers

Construction is an important profession in our society. The integrity of the structures in which we conduct our lives -- our schools, churches, hospitals, offices, highways, and homes -- are dependent upon the construction industry successfully attracting bright and motivated young men and women to build those structures.

Wage and benefit packages in the industry for qualified journeymen can easily compete with those offered by most any other industry. For example, construction laborers average $14 to $20 per hour, while higher-skilled electricians enjoy averages ranging from $18 to $30 per hour. Building contractors who provide health insurance, retirement plans and vacations are among the majority of the industry's employers.

CCA LogoCurrent high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to enroll in BCA's annual Construction Career Academy held in March at Ivy Tech's Fort Wayne campus to learn about construction trades and to network with dozens of local construction employers (contractors). Enrollment needs to be coordinated through school administrators, so ask your high school guidance counselor or teacher about the BCA CCA if interested!



  • 80% of new skilled-trade jobs require less than a year of schooling.
  • Nearly 80% of construction businesses are struggling to fill skilled labor positions.
  • Average starting salary of the skilled trade worker is $48,110.

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