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Explore a career in the construction industry that fits your interests and personality.

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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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Locate craft training centers available around the state.

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Mission

Build Your Future Virginia’s mission is to educate Virginia residents about high paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high demand occupations.

Craft Labor Demand

432,835 FLORIDA
285,395 GEORGIA
105,664 ALABAMA
112,892 KENTUCKY
314,110 LOUISIANA
73,860 MISSISSIPPI
195,532 TENNESSEE
1,060,957 TEXAS
304,077 OHIO
199,724 MICHIGAN
158,788 WISCONSIN
203,112 MINNESOTA
213,309 INDIANA
221,453 ILLINOIS
160,016 IOWA
149,298 MISSOURI
96,832 ARKANSAS
149,125 OKLAHOMA
96,905 KANSAS
175,682 NEBRASKA
39,401 MONTANA
54,685 WYOMING
197,751 COLORADO
64,486 NEW MEXICO
138,080 ARIZONA
126,272 UTAH
37,624 IDAHO
95,518 OREGON
185,777 WASHINGTON
441,162 CALIFORNIA
157,405 NEVADA
30,506 ALASKA
44,208 HAWAII
94,642 SOUTH DAKOTA
121,360 NORTH DAKOTA
280,628 VIRGINIA
46,664 MAINE
471,079 NEW YORK
29,947 VERMONT
91,908 CONNECTICUT
248,678 PENNSYLVANIA
325,648 NORTH CAROLINA
42,167 NEW HAMPSHIRE
149,810 MASSACHUSETTS
153,000 SOUTH CAROLINA
54,445 WEST VIGINIA
37,726 RHODE ISLAND
148,802 NEW JERSEY
37,654 DELAWARE
90,873 MARYLAND

Who We Are

Who is BYF Virginia?  We are a collaboration of Construction Industry Associations , Contractors, and educational providers working together to RECRUIT, PROMOTE, and EDUCATE the public on what opportunities a career in the construction industry holds.

Explore Construction Careers

Architect

Architect

$73,090

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

$79,340

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

$60,673

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

$67,823

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

$55,000

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

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Pipeline Technician

Pipeline Technician

$53,460

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

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Power Line Worker

Power Line Worker

$70,217

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

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Project Manager

Project Manager

$82,790

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

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Rigger

Rigger

$51,000

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

$47,166

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

$57,050

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

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Solar Photovoltaic Installer

Solar Photovoltaic Installer

$35,200

Does your dream job involve working under the sun?

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Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitter

$52,500

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

$48,800

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

$61,000

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

$27,500

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

$65,500

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

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Painter

Painter

$42,000

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

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Plumber

Plumber

$63,250

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

$37,000

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

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Insulator

Insulator

$55,000

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

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Glazier

Glazier

$44,250

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

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Millwright

Millwright

$49,000

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

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician

$58,000

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

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Mason

Mason

$41,750

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

$44,500

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

$68,000

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

$43,250

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

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Electrician

Electrician

$67,650

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

$47,250

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

$58,000

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

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Ironworker

Ironworker

$56,500

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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