What You'll Need to Know for a Career in Construction


While working in the construction industry can provide a multitude of long-term career opportunities, it is not for everyone. To be successful on any construction related job, especially in the industrial arena, requires skill, knowledge, certain physical attributes and the right mind-set.

To gain access onto almost any work site will require:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Government issued photo identification (i.e. driver's license, state-issued id, passport)
  • Social Security Card
  • Drug screen (urinalysis and/or hair test),
  • Alcohol test
  • Background screen going back at least 7 years

To find out more about the various requirements click on the topics to the right. Additional information and descriptions about specific crafts may be found by following the Job Description Links tab to the left.