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Construction Sciences: The Next Big Thing
As an industry, construction sciences are on the cutting edge of some of the world's most exciting technology. We connected with Build Your Future Arizona, a project of the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation in conjunction with the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity/Arizona Commerce Authority, to learn why it's the next big thing.
Business is booming.
The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity/Arizona Commerce Authority found construction sciences to be one of the highest in-demand industries with a forecasted total of 163,510 jobs by 2026 (an increase of 34.7% from 2016).
Women are flourishing.
Research by the US Department of Labor found more than 939,000 women were working in construction in the United States in 2016, up from about 800,000 in 2010. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women in the industry earn 95.7% of their male counterparts' salaries, compared to a staggering 79% elsewhere.
There's big money - without big student debt.
Skilled construction sciences positions can make $50,000+ annually, with leadership positions easily bringing in $100,000+. This is especially impressive considering many of these jobs only require apprenticeships, on-site experience or specialized training.
Many career opportunities will open as your knowledge and experience in the industry grows, including craft professional, foreman, project manager, company owner and more. To explore your options, and where the construction sciences can take you, visit Arizona.BYF.org https://arizona.byf.org/who-we-are/about/ today.