建筑和维修工作

Learn about the construction industry and different kinds of construction and repair jobs. Read about the different career paths you can take in construction and repair. 了解您需要哪些培训以及从何处开始求职.

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Workers in construction and repair jobs are an important part of the workforce. 建筑工人准备土地和使用机器建造建筑物, 道路, 和其他结构. 维修工人修理和维护建筑物和机器. 了解哪些建筑和维修工作适合您.

Which construction or repair job?

有许多类型的建筑和维修工作:

  • Plumbers – plumbers install water supply lines and fix them when there are problems. 他们还修复了连接到水线的电器, 像洗碗机. 你需要参加一个测试才能拿到管道许可证. 每个州对如何获得许可证都有不同的规则. Read state by state licensing rules for plumbers.
  • Car mechanics – mechanics inspect and fix cars. They make sure that there is enough oil and other fluids in the car. Some jobs require automotive technician training. Find classes for automotive technicians.
  • Carpentry laborers – help to build and fix buildings and objects made out of wood. They carry materials, drill holes, and do basic building. The clean equipment and work areas. No formal education is needed for this job. Learn about carpentry work.
  • Mason – masons build and work with stones. They build walls, patios, and walkways. Masonry is a skilled job, but you may get training at work.
  • Construction workers – prepare sites where buildings will be built. Loading and unloading materials that will be used. 有时, you may be taking down buildings to build new ones. Learn about construction jobs.
  • Construction project managers – managers oversee projects and the construction team. They work on contracts, budgets, and work with clients to meet deadlines. Some managers might need a bachelor’s degree in a field like construction management, construction science or civil engineering.
  • Crane operators – operators of large machines call cranes to build and break down buildings. To become a crane operator, you need to take classes and get a certificate from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
  • Elevator technicians – fix and maintain elevators, escalators, and other machines. You will need to study and do an apprenticeship for about five years.
  • Electricians – install and maintain electrical systems for businesses, homes, and factories. This can be very difficult and even dangerous work and requires a license. You need to learn about electrical science. You also need to work as an apprentice for four years. 了解如何 become an electrician.

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Are construction and repair jobs right for me?

The number of construction and repair jobs is growing. But not enough people are trained. If you can train in a construction or repair skill, you will always be able to find work. About one-quarter of construction and repair jobs in the USA are held by immigrants. This means that speaking more than one language can be an important skill.

Some repair workers help people by going to their homes to do repairs. If you like helping people, these jobs would suit you. Other repair workers have to respond quickly and work 24 hours a day when emergencies happen. You also may need to do hard physical work and work outside in cold or hot places.

Construction jobs can be dangerous because you might be working with heavy machines or may have to stand on tall buildings. These jobs suit people who are physically fit and quick.

我从哪里开始?

For many construction and repair jobs, your employer will train you on the job. You can start looking for a job right away.

培训和技能

For other jobs, you can get training or certification at a community college. 在你附近找一所社区学院. You can also find training as an apprentice. Find apprenticeships with CareerOneStop.

如果我已经有资格在另一个国家?

如果您拥有技术资格或来自其他国家/地区的学位, 向上全球 帮助工作授权的移民, 难民, 庇护, 签证持有人重新开始他们在美国的职业生涯.

我还需要什么??

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Use a job center: 政府就业中心免费. 他们提供建议并保留一份本地工作清单。. 他们帮助简历和求职申请. 他们可以把你与职业培训和教育联系起来. 查找离您最近的就业中心.

在线搜索: IHireConstruction is is a job website for agriculture maintenance, 建设, and repair jobs. You can also look at popular job search websites such as indeed.com monster.com.

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