In the building trades, you roll up your sleeves and hold on to your hat, because your work in the
field can lead all the way to owning your own firm. Architecture and Construction is one of the last
industries in which you can start as an apprentice and rise to the top of the ladder. Opportunities
abound—if you’re an artist, you can design buildings, if you like hands-on work, you can make the
designs a reality. Fourteen million new construction workers will be required by 2015, in careers
ranging from carpentry and masonry to new technologies that computerize control of the internal
environments of huge office buildings.
Check out our Pathways to Success: Architecture & Construction education and career-planning guide
to learn more.