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The opportunities for females in the construction industry has increased in recent years, going against the stereotype that construction is a predominantly a male dominated industry.
As of 2022, women make up 10.9% of employed construction workers. This shows an increase of 3.5% compared to previous years. This increase opens the construction industry to female workers and helps break gender barriers.
There are many reasons why women should enter the construction field. The job security within the industry is good, especially since there has been a labor shortage and construction jobs have been in high demand. Within the next 10 years between 2021 – 2031, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there will be a 4% job increase within the construction industry. This creates a large opportunity for women to fulfill more construction roles and be more involved in the field/ project sites.
One benefit of woman being in the construction industry is that the wage gap is smaller than in other industries. On average, women make 82.9% of what men make, however in construction they make 95.5% of what men make.
There are many careers in construction than woman can go into. These positions include:
- Project Sites
- Project Safety
- Project Managers
- Specific trades (ex. Roofing, painting, etc.)
Gender disparities in construction are still prevalent and are slowly decreasing. Some resources that can help women are National Association in Construction (NAWIC) and Women Construction Owners & Executives USA.
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