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Women in the Trades

The construction industry has historically been viewed as a male-dominated field, but women are smashing barriers and breaking new ground in a construction industry filled with opportunity.

Higher Income Potential: On average, women who work construction and trade careers earn up to 30% more than traditional female-dominated careers.

Leadership Opportunities: Improve team performance, contribute fresh perspectives, advance careers, and have room for growth.

Job Security: The need for construction workers is expected to grow on average with 1,726 jobs annually through 2028.

Feeling of Achievement: Women in construction report one of the best feelings they have is the pride that comes from building something from the ground up.

Practical Skills: The skills you learn in a construction career, like team building, managing a complex project, and working with technology and tools, can be applied to other sectors and careers as well.

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Trades Women Build Nations

The National Association of
Women in Construction