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General Construction: Career and Education Opportunities in Washington

General Construction: Construction workers build the nation. They make drawings and designs into reality and are responsible for the buildings we work in, the homes we live in and the roads we drive on.

Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.

CITIES WITH General Construction OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington

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Everest University
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CAREERS WITHIN General Construction

Building Inspector

Building Inspectors inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Building Inspectors need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to read and understand what has been read.
Construction Worker

Construction Workers perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. Construction Workers need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.