The construction industry is the nation’s largest single industry, employing more people and contributing more money to America’s bottom line than any other single industry.

Construction was facing a labor shortage before the arrival of COVID-19. Now, existing backlogs and stalled projects are getting back on track. And with the need for new schools, hospitals, housing, and other commercial buildings increasing, the industry needs even more quality workers to get the work done.

The MCAP Guide to Construction Careers, downloadable below, helps you explore the wide variety of rewarding, high-paying jobs by providing resources, including:

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Occupation Descriptions
  • What Trades to Explore
  • Trade Hourly Wage Rates
  • Apprenticeable Jobs
  • Registered Pre-Apprentice Programs
  • MA Apprenticeship Handbook
  • Directory of Joint Apprenticeship Training Centers
  • Active Approved Sponsors

Download Your Complete Guide

Find more construction career resources at, developed by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts.