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Construction professionals install drywall, telephone lines, and plumbing, as well as complete inspections to ensure building and houses are up to code. There are several areas to choose from when looking to enter into a career in the field, which include carpentry, home inspection, electricity and energy trades, and plumbing. If you wish to pursue a career in one of these areas of the field, you will need to possess certain qualities, characteristics, and skills. Personal traits are beneficial to these types of careers if you possess qualities that can be utilized in the field.

Electrician and energy trades professionals work with HVAC installation, electrical systems, power plant construction, telephone line repair, and other electrical maintenance. Carpentry careers require you to construct buildings and homes by installing doors, trim, windows, siding, and roofs. Plumbing careers involve the installation and repair, of new pipes, toilets, drainage pipes, and septic systems. If you are:
  • Practical
  • Independent
  • Methodical
  • Logical
  • Safe
  • Have good Communication Skills
  • Have good Eyesight
  • Have good Fine Motor Skills
...then a career in construction may be right for you. These traits can be combined with the skills learned through higher education. With the right traits you will be able to enter a career as a maintenance electrician, power plant worker, construction electrician, electronics installer, telephone line installer, or oil and gas worker.

Personalities like ISTP (Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving), ESTP (Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving), and INTP (Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving) are beneficial to construction careers. Different career areas require that you be detail oriented, physically fit, and good with your hands, flexible, creative, and a good communicator. You can become a contractor, estimator, contract plumber, woodworker, foremen, or engineer if you possess the qualities and skills that are necessary for success in the field.

With the right qualities and traits you can receive the training you need to obtain skills that are necessary for success. Training will cover topics like construction methods, building codes, inspection standards, record keeping, regulations, and contract specifications. Once these courses are completed, you can combine what you learn with your personal traits. Construction professionals need to be detail oriented, reliable, competent, patient, and have good communication skills. If you wish to become a construction worker you can work for home owners, real estate companies, or create your own business.

Accredited schools and colleges offer construction degree programs in order to allow you the opportunity to prepare for the career of your dreams. Higher educational training in this field can open a world of opportunities for you to pursue a successful career. Certain qualities are beneficial in a number of ways and can help you prepare for the future and professional career you desire.

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