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Start your research today to learn about a career in the construction industry for your future.

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Wherever you are in your education, there’s a way for you to start training and securing the right credentials now.

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Mission

Build Your Future Florida is a collaboration of employers, state agencies and industry associations that aims to encourage Florida residents to learn about construction craft careers and trainings available in the state of Florida, and to be qualified for getting a job in high-demand construction occupations.

Craft Labor Demand

432,835 FLORIDA
277,455 GEORGIA
105,664 ALABAMA
124,951 KENTUCKY
353,442 LOUISIANA
68,927 MISSISSIPPI
184,318 TENNESSEE
1,088,250 TEXAS
281,042 OHIO
222,504 MICHIGAN
139,507 WISCONSIN
181,283 MINNESOTA
222,274 INDIANA
238,846 ILLINOIS
174,878 IOWA
128,083 MISSOURI
112,148 ARKANSAS
124,326 OKLAHOMA
103,342 KANSAS
128,438 NEBRASKA
49,281 MONTANA
52,080 WYOMING
219,040 COLORADO
58,581 NEW MEXICO
163,216 ARIZONA
102,598 UTAH
42,282 IDAHO
88,556 OREGON
164,089 WASHINGTON
514,213 CALIFORNIA
130,594 NEVADA
31,657 ALASKA
58,179 HAWAII
70,913 SOUTH DAKOTA
95,689 NORTH DAKOTA
226,908 VIRGINIA
51,180 MAINE
455,894 NEW YORK
26,476 VERMONT
99,175 CONNECTICUT
229,990 PENNSYLVANIA
288,146 NORTH CAROLINA
38,008 NEW HAMPSHIRE
169,886 MASSACHUSETTS
136,169 SOUTH CAROLINA
54,790 WEST VIGINIA
36,601 RHODE ISLAND
136,499 NEW JERSEY
26,319 DELAWARE
117,241 MARYLAND

Who We Are

The Construction Workforce Taskforce has been established at the Rinker School of Construction Management at the University of Florida via state legislation to address the shortage of skilled craftspeople and inspectors training in the state of Florida. The Taskforce aims to discuss and develop methods for future career development and provide information and trainings available for craft workers and inspectors in the state of Florida through Build Your Future Florida.

Explore Construction Careers

Architect

Architect

$87,500

Do you see beauty in buildings? Do you like to design? Then you may be drawn to architecture.

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Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer

$91,790

Do you take joy in designing and executing plans? Then becoming a civil engineer may be for you.

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Construction Site Safety Technician

Construction Site Safety Technician

$67,720

Do you like to lead by example? Are you an great communicator who engages well with people?

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Instrumentation Technician

Instrumentation Technician

$70,080

Are you a problem solver with a knack for small details? Instrumentation may be the perfect craft profession for you!

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Mobile Crane Operator

Mobile Crane Operator

$66,119

If you wished your career involved using a joystick then check out this career.

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Pipeline Technician

Pipeline Technician

$57,070

The pipeline industry has a wide range of opportunities waiting for you!

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Power Line Worker

Power Line Worker

$68,262

If you are looking for a high-powered career, you’ve found it!

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Project Manager

Project Manager

$92,523

Do others seek your guidance to complete group assignments or project-based tasks?

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Rigger

Rigger

$57,084

Are you interested in practical physics? Do you love working outdoors? That combination is a good start to becoming a rigger.

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Scaffold Builder

Scaffold Builder

$52,990

Do you enjoy team-driven activities that involve strategy, communication and balance? Apply these skills to a career by becoming a scaffold.

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Site Layout/Survey Engineer

Site Layout/Survey Engineer

$65,300

If math, measuring and engineering is your strength, consider a career in site layout.

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Solar Photovoltaic Installer

Solar Photovoltaic Installer

$43,010

Does your dream job involve working under the sun?

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Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitter

$55,328

Are you a detail-oriented kind of person? Sprinkler fitting may be a good career to consider!

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Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

$56,680

Are you a rock-climber who loves extreme heights? Would you consider yourself environmentally friendly?

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Tower Crane Operator

Tower Crane Operator

$66,329

Looking for a career where you will be given the best seat in the house? Then check out the view as a tower crane operator!

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Craft Laborer

Craft Laborer

$38,890

Would you consider yourself a jack of all trades? If so, a construction laborer career might be an option to explore!

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Boilermaker

Boilermaker

$65,341

Check out this adventurous career where you can work with flames and an assortment of tools!

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Painter

Painter

$41,840

Do you have an eye for different colors, textures and tones? Would you consider yourself artsy?

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Plumber

Plumber

$59,627

Are you always tinkering with objects? Do people ask for your help with fixing mechanical things? Look into becoming a plumber!

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Roofer

Roofer

$42,780

Take an interest in becoming a roofer and rise above the rest!

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Insulator

Insulator

$52,624

Work with your hands in an industry that provides the economy with energy saving options.

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Glazier

Glazier

$47,480

If you enjoy adventures, scenic views and have a creative side then try out this profession!

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Millwright

Millwright

$66,919

Do you take things apart and put them back together just to see how they work?

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician

$62,472

Are you interested in model building or have coined yourself Mr. Fix It?

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Mason

Mason

$56,784

Do you dream of building a structure with your own two hands or restoring historical buildings? Check out training in masonry!

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Carpenter

Carpenter

$56,877

Do you like building, traveling and being outdoors? Why not consider a career that is fun and offers financial freedom.

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Pipefitter

Pipefitter

$62,697

Are you a little bit of a perfectionist? Do you enjoy reading plans and making something useful? Consider training to become a pipefitter.

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Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

$60,828

Do you have an interest in operating dump trucks, bulldozers or other vehicles classified as heavy machinery?

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Electrician

Electrician

$67,269

If you’re into sound systems, robotics or tinkering with wires, you should think about a career as an electrician.

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Welder

Welder

$71,067

Do you get a kick out of watching sparks fly on the Fourth of July? Choose a career in welding and watch them fly every day!

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Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet Metal Worker

$58,160

Are you a visual person? Do you enjoy mechanics and fitting puzzles together?

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Ironworker

Ironworker

$60,060

If you are looking for an exciting career where you can balance from the top of a brand new skyscraper, then ironworking is for you.

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Choose Your Career Path

A career in construction can take you all the way to CEO.
Find your ideal path with Build Your Future’s interactive Career Path.

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