A construction laborer performs various tasks on construction sites including removing debris, moving around construction materials, digging trenches or holes, constructing scaffolding, along with many other construction-related tasks.
There is no formal educational requirement for becoming a construction laborer. This job is generally learned through on-the-job training, possibly in conjunction with a formal apprenticeship program.
Overall employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Construction laborers work in all fields of construction, and demand for laborers should mirror the level of overall construction activity.
Construction laborers work within every aspect of the construction industry and are often required to do physically demanding work. Some work at great heights or outdoors in all weather conditions. In terms of the rate of injuries, this may be one of the most dangerous of all occupations.