The construction industry is one of the largest industries in our state and country. Nationally, about 5,763,110 people work in construction. It is an industry that requires people to work together with diverse backgrounds and skills. Companies in the construction industry build and repair buildings and structures, but they also work on heavy and civil engineering projects such as water and sewer lines, pipelines, highways, streets, bridges, and dams. Specialty contractors focus on a specific area of construction such as structural metal work, roofing, electrical systems, plumbing, flooring, painting, and many others.
To find out more about each career path here in Idaho, (job description, pay, employment rates, job growth, required skills, and more) please click on a profession below or select one from the dropdown menu.
WeBuildIdaho.org has developed partnerships designed to provide you with easy access to the tools you need to launch a career in the construction industry. Through this partnership, you can explore careers available in Idaho’s construction industry, identify any necessary training needed for your desired career path, locate training programs, requirements, and funding information, and receive access to job placement tools.
People like you are needed for Idaho's growing construction industry. Between 2012 and 2022, the Idaho Department of Labor and US Bureau of Labor Statistics predict a 39% increase in Idaho’s construction industry jobs, the fastest projected growth of any industry in Idaho.