what construction jobs entail
Every construction job is different. Because there's so much variety in construction projects, you must be prepared for any situation. You could be working indoors or outside, in a building or underground, on a highway, or even at several sites in a single day.
You need to be flexible because construction jobs vary greatly by season, project and industry sector. In road construction, you might only work on weekends or during the night. Some construction jobs only last for the summer.
If you are working on home construction, your hours will likely be during the day from Monday to Friday. Daytime hours usually require an early start. In full time construction jobs, you will normally work 40 hours a week with the possibility of overtime.
Entry-level construction workers report to a foreman, while skilled trade workers may work on their own, reporting to a general contractor, building owner, or project manager.