Construction jobs

Choose the job you will research

  1. Painters, Construction and Maintenance
  2. Construction Laborers
  3. Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
  4. Helpers--Carpenters
  5. Helpers--Electricians
  6. Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
  7. Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  8. Helpers--Roofers
  9. Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  10. Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians
  11. Weatherization Installers and Technicians
  12. Construction Carpenters
  13. First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  14. Construction and Building Inspectors
  15. Construction Managers
  16. Solar Energy Installation Managers
  17. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  18. Structural Iron and Steel Workers
  19. Floor Sanders and Finishers
  20. Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Here are some excellent resources:


Rubric for construction occupation presentation. Name: ____________________ Occupation: _____________________________________

Slides with pictures, graphs and numbers. No words except the occupation name and citations Separate Narration Points

Slide 1:

  • your name
  • the occupation
  • a picture of somebody working on that job
  • cite your sources
Description of what they do 6

Slide 2:

  • A graph showing Projected employment how many jobs there are in Maryland and the US and how that is changing over time
  • cite your sources

Tell if the numbers show that this is a good job to choose and why or why not.

How does MD compare to the rest of the US?


Slide 3:

  • How much money could you earn at this job as a starting salary and as a high salary?
  • How much money you could earn some real jobs that you found online? (at least 2)
  • A map showing where the jobs you found are
  • Cite more than one source for the range of salaries and jobs.

What range of salaries could you earn as a new employee or an experienced one?

Describe real jobs you found posted online. What are the qualifications? Where are they and what do they pay?


Slide 4:

  • Show pictures of the tools that are used in this job.
  • Show at least 2 pictures of typical activities on this job.
  • cite picture sources.

Describe the tools used and how they are used.

Describe the activities for a typical day and what they do on this job.


Slide 5:

  • A picture of how you could learn to do this job. A training school, college, apprenticeship or on the job training.
  • Cite the source
Do you think this would be a good job to have? Why or why not? Would it take long to learn this job? 3
reflection paper   5