Careers in the Construction Trades

Workforce Development
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Contact: Greg Zick
(202) 266-8493
gzick@nahb.org

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The home building industry offers more than just another job — you can find a rewarding career and earn a great salary. The top 25% in most construction trades professions earn at least $60,000 annually. And you don't need to follow the traditional college path to get there.

NAHB is your connection to the educators, industry members, and local home builder associations who can help you get started on your career path. Learn more about the opportunities to start building your career in six of the most popular trades.

Then, check out the NAHB Career Center for job opportunities from our career partner ConstructionJobs.com.

Carpentry

Carpentry

Carpentry

Carpentry
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Electrical

Electrical

Electrical
Painting

Painting

Painting

Painting
Masonry

Masonry

Masonry

Masonry
HVACR

HVACR

HVACR

HVACR
Plumbing

Plumbing

Plumbing

Plumbing