Construction Entry-Level Career Information


Carpenter’s Apprentice 32-40k 

Carpenter Apprentices highlights duties like removing waste and debris, watching experienced carpenters, learning, handling tool maintenance, interpreting blueprints, and getting familiar with industry regulations. … Most Carpenter Apprentices hold a high school diploma.


HVAC Apprentice 27-34k 

Installation, relocation, and maintenance of building HVAC equipment and systems; assists in the diagnoses of malfunctions of HVAC equipment and systems and/or components for the purpose of identifying repair and replacement needs.


Landscaper 34-78k 

The role of a Landscaper is to build and maintain gardens, parks and other outdoor landscapes. … Their duties include ensuring plant growth, cleaning outdoor facilities, and trimming overgrown hedges. They usually work for a landscaping company or as a municipal employee maintaining city parks.


Painter/Drywall Installer 32- 60k 

Also known as tapers, drywall finishers seal joints, repair cracks, and smooth any imperfections on walls and ceilings in preparation for painting or treatment. … They use tape and plaster to join drywall panels and create a smooth finish to the surface.


Commercial Construction Laborer 31-43k 

Construction laborers have many duties on job sites that help work run smoother, including cleaning and preparing sites to ensure debris is properly removed, building scaffolding and other temporary structures, operating and maintaining equipment and digging trenches.


Electrical Apprentice 40-53k 

Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order. Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laborer duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair o-42k 

Masons’ responsibilities can depend on the medium in which they work, but some common duties include: Assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, and roofing structures. Use equipment and tools to safely perform basic construction tasks. Correct any safety hazards and report them to the foreman.


Roofing Laborer 21-31k 

Responsible for assisting roofers during the application or repair of roofing materials. Unload materials, prepare and clean roof, apply roofing material, and clean work sites. Assist in removal and installation of mechanical equipment for laboratory, office and residential spaces.