Beginner Jobs In Construction To Get Your Career Started With No Experience

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A tradesmen’s pay is normally based on their skills and how valuable it is to others. These tradesmen need to be able to start somewhere, whether it is trade school or apprenticeship. Here are some beginner jobs that can get you into the industry while getting your training, degree, or license.

Commercial Construction Laborer

The construction industry employed around 11.2 million people in 2018 and maybe more in 2021 in the United States alone. The commercial construction industry can make up a large portion of that but may require more skill than the other positions but may lead to higher-paying jobs and a better network in the end. You will be working with commercial buildings that are usually over three stories and cost over $750,000 in project costs. Any licenses or certifications required will generally be obtained during the first couple of months of being hired, so you will be able to enter and learn.

Residential Construction Laborer

These are like commercial construction laborers but will usually have more general skills and possibly be easier to obtain. The employers may have a lot of different job functions for you, including working with machinery, installing appliances, tiling, flooring, masonry work, painting, insulating, moving and disposing of debris, and more.

Generally, it will be an entry-level position because any certifications required can be obtained during the first couple of months. You will also be able to use continued online education websites to take pre-licensing courses and get more certifications to work more jobs, increasing your pay. You will also be able to use the skills and certifications to own your own contracting business and make more money.

Roofer

Becoming a roofer requires a certain person to do the job. You will be working on roofs and be in dangerous situations every day. This risk may deter people from this job being in the construction sector, which is already one of the most dangerous jobs, while also being at risk of falling every day. Still, the job is straightforward and requires little training time. You will be working mostly with shingles, nail guns, and metal roofing (among ther tools and equipment). You will also need to have good balance and not be afraid of heights.

Asphalt Paver

You will be making sure the equipment works and fixing it when it doesn’t. Some jobs require hands-on labor, pouring the asphalt itself. Other jobs use heavy machinery to pour the asphalt, so you will simply have to operate, clean, and monitor the equipment, fixing any flaws. You can learn this skill on the job, and there will be openings for beginner positions. This job requires less skill and more equipment know-how.

Flooring, Tiling, and Masonry 

These jobs will require a decent amount of skill but can be learned through small projects and helping employers. You can be laying tile, hardwood, or brick. This position is good to start alongside other work like carpentry and painting. 

Landscaper

This job will be fairly easy to get into and may not require any previous experience or on-the-job training. The general tasks are laying sod, planting, trimming, tilling, fertilizing, and operating lawn mowers and weed eaters. You can then get into higher-paying landscaping jobs when you begin to design landscape and source sod, plants, and other material quickly and affordably.

Carpenter

A carpenter usually works with the framing of the house. Most carpenter employers will want you to have experience working in carpentry before coming onto the job site. Still, there is the ability to go to a trade school and have a beginner position learning on the job as a helping hand with a carpenter.

Painter

Painters will be a very beginner-friendly job with a quick training period. There is not much advancement with this skill, so it is best to get in with an employer who has other trades you can learn about in order to secure a better paying job while also being able to complete your job functions.

Insulator

Insulation is a good way to have a position with easy to develop skills. It starts off with simply removing old insulation and putting in new, being able to quote insulation prices, determine how much is needed, and also spray insulation foam. Most skills can be learned on the job, and any training or certifications can be completed in a couple of months.

If you’re looking to get into the world of construction, these beginner-level jobs are a great place to start, especially if you have no real on-the-job experience.

A tradesmen’s pay is normally based on their skills and how valuable it is to others. These tradesmen need to be able to start somewhere, whether it is trade school or apprenticeship. Here are some beginner jobs that can get you into the industry while getting your training, degree, or license.

Commercial Construction Laborer

The construction industry employed around 11.2 million people in 2018 and maybe more in 2021 in the United States alone. The commercial construction industry can make up a large portion of that but may require more skill than the other positions but may lead to higher-paying jobs and a better network in the end. You will be working with commercial buildings that are usually over three stories and cost over $750,000 in project costs. Any licenses or certifications required will generally be obtained during the first couple of months of being hired, so you will be able to enter and learn.

Residential Construction Laborer

These are like commercial construction laborers but will usually have more general skills and possibly be easier to obtain. The employers may have a lot of different job functions for you, including working with machinery, installing appliances, tiling, flooring, masonry work, painting, insulating, moving and disposing of debris, and more.

Generally, it will be an entry-level position because any certifications required can be obtained during the first couple of months. You will also be able to use continued online education websites to take pre-licensing courses and get more certifications to work more jobs, increasing your pay. You will also be able to use the skills and certifications to own your own contracting business and make more money.

Roofer

Becoming a roofer requires a certain person to do the job. You will be working on roofs and be in dangerous situations every day. This risk may deter people from this job being in the construction sector, which is already one of the most dangerous jobs, while also being at risk of falling every day. Still, the job is straightforward and requires little training time. You will be working mostly with shingles, nail guns, and metal roofing (among ther tools and equipment). You will also need to have good balance and not be afraid of heights.

Asphalt Paver

You will be making sure the equipment works and fixing it when it doesn’t. Some jobs require hands-on labor, pouring the asphalt itself. Other jobs use heavy machinery to pour the asphalt, so you will simply have to operate, clean, and monitor the equipment, fixing any flaws. You can learn this skill on the job, and there will be openings for beginner positions. This job requires less skill and more equipment know-how.

Flooring, Tiling, and Masonry 

These jobs will require a decent amount of skill but can be learned through small projects and helping employers. You can be laying tile, hardwood, or brick. This position is good to start alongside other work like carpentry and painting. 

Landscaper

This job will be fairly easy to get into and may not require any previous experience or on-the-job training. The general tasks are laying sod, planting, trimming, tilling, fertilizing, and operating lawn mowers and weed eaters. You can then get into higher-paying landscaping jobs when you begin to design landscape and source sod, plants, and other material quickly and affordably.

Carpenter

A carpenter usually works with the framing of the house. Most carpenter employers will want you to have experience working in carpentry before coming onto the job site. Still, there is the ability to go to a trade school and have a beginner position learning on the job as a helping hand with a carpenter.

Painter

Painters will be a very beginner-friendly job with a quick training period. There is not much advancement with this skill, so it is best to get in with an employer who has other trades you can learn about in order to secure a better paying job while also being able to complete your job functions.

Insulator

Insulation is a good way to have a position with easy to develop skills. It starts off with simply removing old insulation and putting in new, being able to quote insulation prices, determine how much is needed, and also spray insulation foam. Most skills can be learned on the job, and any training or certifications can be completed in a couple of months.

If you’re looking to get into the world of construction, these beginner-level jobs are a great place to start, especially if you have no real on-the-job experience.