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Career Occupations for Building & Construction Trades

Data collected from the National Apartment Association, Indiana Workforce Development, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of Labor show that the building trades and construction industry is on the rise and that the job market outlook for all occupations (except for home appliance repairers, welding, soldering, and brazing workers) are expected to grow as fast as average through the year 2014.  To ensure an adequate supply of skilled workers in the State of Indiana, the emerging workforce must become aware of the occupations listed below.

We encourage you to review the information carefully and thoroughly.  There is a link to obtain detail information about each occupation, specifically, (1) Nature of the Work, (2) Working conditions, (3) Training, Other Qualifications and Advancements, (4) Employment, (5) Job Outlook, (6) Earnings, (7) Related Occupations, and (8) Sources of Additional Information.

Perhaps, you will discover possible likes and dislikes about each occupation; and as a result, you will be able to make a more informed decision about establishing a career in the building trades or construction industry. 


• Appliance Repairers
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos193.htm

• Carpenters
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos202.htm

• Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers & Segmental Pavers Workers
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos204.htm

• Electricians
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos206.htm

• Grounds Maintenance Workers  (landscaping)
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos172.htm

• Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos192.htm

• Maintenance and Repair Workers, General  (facility maintenance)
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos194.htm

• Painters and Paperhangers
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos209.htm

• Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos211.htm

• Sheet Metal Workers
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos214.htm

• Structural and Reinforcing Iron and Metal Workers
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos215.htm

• Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos226.htm

After examining the occupations, we recommend that you explore the AC/C TECH Online Technical Support module.  It features an automated database that will guide you through a variety of diagnosing and repair procedures. It includes step-by-step repair tips for appliances, electrical wiring, heating and air conditioning equipment, interior/exterior building maintenance, outdoor accessories and grounds, plumbing, and swimming pool maintenance. This module also contains energy saving tips and planned maintenance activities.

Note: The AC/C TECH Online Technical Support database is intended to be used by apartment technicians, homeowners who assume the responsibility of making repairs, and individuals who have the experience and aptitude of a maintenance worker.  You should not attempt to diagnose or make any repairs unless closely supervised by a highly experienced individual or teacher.  You must be 18 years of age, or older, to explore the database.
 
For additional information call AC/C TECH at (317)545-7071.



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