Now that 2020 is starting to fade into the past, you may be reminded that you have a whole new decade full of potential. Is 2021 the year you’ll start in construction? The choice is yours. Here are five reasons you can be optimistic about your decision.
Construction Is Rebounding in 2021
Lots of industries shut down or slowed down for most of 2020 due to the pandemic. Construction is no exception. Plenty of investors and property owners decided to scale back or even abandon projects that they were thinking about doing because they weren’t sure if they would be able to find qualified professionals to handle it or how the economy would look by the end of the year. But as 2020 started to come to a close, the interest in new construction starts began to rebound. And now, the demand for housing is still high. The next few years are going to be really interesting for the industry, and those who get in on the ground floor are more likely to reap the benefits.
California Needs New Construction
At the end of 2019, the need for buildings in residential and commercial sectors in California was already high. Cities like Los Angeles were neck-deep in urban renewal projects to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. And not much has changed since then. California still has a housing crisis, especially since many people have shifted to working exclusively from home. Although housing needs often wax and wane from one decade to the next, this is a problem that’s likely to continue for many years into the future. The state needs qualified construction professionals who are able to meet the challenge.
You’ll Have Lots of Opportunities to Learn
Along with a new understanding of the building needs of the state, you may see a renewed interest in professional trades. There was a time, decades ago, when trade schools and apprenticeship programs started to fade away in favor of colleges churning out degrees. Now, people are realizing that they needed these professional trades all along. If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to study on the job or find a paid apprenticeship that gives you the expertise you need for a challenging career, you’ve picked the perfect time to get started.
Growth Potential Is Still High
If you’ve read anything on the subject, you probably know that construction has had a labor shortage for almost a decade now. It just keeps getting worse as the most skilled professionals in highly-competitive fields retire with no one to replace them. With the right training and experience, that person could be you one day. Right now, there’s a lot of interest in investment but not as many professionals who can fill the roles that complete the projects. A targeted career trajectory could get you exactly where you want to be with less competition than you might have had 5 years ago.
Your Career Is Waiting
Any year can pass by in a flash. Blink, and you’ll miss it. And for any big opportunity, the first step is often the hardest. Once you get started building experience and the requirements you need to become a licensed contractor, you’ll be so glad you did. So what you are waiting for? The sign that you should get started has been shining brightly for some time. Follow it now and see where it takes you.
Starting your career in construction may be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made for your life and your future. All you have to do is make the choice and get started. To learn more about making construction your future, contact CSLS today!