Immigration to the US as a Construction Worker

Similar Occupation SOC Codes:

47-1000 : Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers

47-1010 : First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

11-9020 : Construction Managers

Salary Average: $32k USD per year

US Construction Worker Requirements

Most employers require construction workers to have a high school diploma. They can improve their skills by taking classes in welding, woodshop, and mathematics while still in high school. Frequently employers train construction workers once they begin the job. Some employers may require employees to pass an industry-specific certification to show their general understanding of the field. Some of these certifications may include the following:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Certificate
  • Silica in Construction Certificate
  • National Association of Safety Professionals Certifications