Report Finds More Women Building Construction Careers
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
Construction jobs were among the fastest-growing for women from 2015 through 2019, according to a new study from Smart Asset. The number of women in the position of construction manager increased 101% from 49,400 to 99,400, making that the third fastest-growing job for women overall. Although these types of jobs are still male-dominated, the change demonstrates that women are moving into careers traditionally held by men.
"Construction is starting to change its image as a ‘dirty job’ and, instead, is seen as an industry that provides limitless career opportunities for people with all types of backgrounds, education levels and experiences," Hope Pollard said.