Construction Essentials Career Outlook

Percent Employed & Percent Furthering Their Education


Graduates Employed

Graduates Furthering Their Education

3-Year Average

Northwood Tech 2021-2023
Graduate Follow-Up Survey


Employed in Related Field



Employed in a Related Field

3-Year Average

Northwood Tech 2021-2023
Graduate Follow-up Survey

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Average Yearly Salary

2023-2026 Lightcast data based on
Northwood Tech's 11-County District 


Typical positions available after graduation include:

A carpenter cutting house roof supports on building

Construction/Carpenter Laborer

Carpenters construct, repair and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.

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Construction Worker

Construction Workers perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Carpenter Assistant

  • Carpentry Framer

Related Program

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Construction Essentials technical diploma at Northwood Tech, you can continue your education to obtain the Construction and Cabinetmaking two-year technical diploma and transfer to another college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond.

Hear From Graduates

"We're learning these skills in high school, and then when we go to our freshman year of college, we will be ahead of where some of the other students."

Brock, High School Construction Essentials Academy Graduate


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Anna Kalin

Admissions Advisor



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