- Why the Construction Industry Needs More Women
- Why Women Succeed
- Why Women Should Seek a Construction Degree
Why the Construction Industry Needs More Women
Of all the people who work in construction, women comprise only a small 10.3% of the workforce. Even fewer are the number of women on the job site—there is only one woman for every 100 employees on the field.
Why Women Succeed
While women still face gender gap challenges, the timing is perfect for them to break through stereotypes and discrimination.
Construction jobs were among the fastest-growing for women for the past five years.
Exciting new technology continues to transform the aptitudes and attitudes required for a career in construction. Physical strength is no longer necessary, and today’s firms value collaboration, communication, and a penchant for details and quality. The jobsite is cleaner, safer, greener, and technology-driven, requiring strategic thinking and teamwork. Because women are rich in these qualities and skills, construction firms everywhere are looking for women to fill their leadership spots.
Why Women Should Seek a Construction Degree
There are many reasons why women should gain their higher education in the construction field. Here are a few that stand out:
- Graduate into leadership as a Project Manager
- Earn over 90K with your Bachelor of Applied Science degree
- Get immediate job placement in a growing field
- Use your soft skills, such as organizational management, workflow assessment, quality control oversite, team-building, and motivational leadership
- Master the new way of industrialized construction, including tech-savvy, clean, safe, and automated ways to build faster, greener, and better.
The number of women in the position of construction manager increased 101% in the past five years.
Not only are there more jobs than ever before for women in construction management, but the jobs available boast impressive compensation. The median annual wage for construction managers was $93,000 in 2018, according to the BLS. A National Association of Women in Construction study found that women earn an average of 95.7% of what men earn—one of the smallest wage gaps of any professional industry.
Find out more about the opportunities for women in construction and how STONEPILE CONSTRUCTION COLLEGE’s unique leadership training methods empower women to lead in this exciting field. Offering an Associate of Applied Science in Construction and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management, the time is NOW to apply!
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