Get to Know the Trades

/the trādes/ (plural noun) def: skilled labor professions, primarily in the fields of construction and building, characterized by specialized training and expertise in areas such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, masonry, welding, HVAC, and more.

Take a look at your next career.

Picture this: you are in a job you love, have zero student debt, and get to build something to be proud of. Too good to be true? Think again.

Construction was recently named one the happiest jobs in the world. Whether you’re a student thinking about life after school or an adult looking for career change, Build Mississippi has the tools and resources to jumpstart your future in the trades.

Let’s start building.

Construction was recently named one of the happiest jobs in the world

Careers in the Trades

The construction industry is truly dynamic with a wide range of career paths for a wide range of people. Find your path today.

Careers in the Trades

The construction industry is truly dynamic with a wide range of career paths for a wide range of people. Find your path today.

Construction Managers




Sheet Metal Workers


Plumbers, Pipefitters,
& Steamfitters




HVAC Technicians


Brickmasons &


Construction &
Building Inspectors




Construction &
Building Inspectors


Plumbers, Pipefitters,
& Steamfitters




So here’s the high pressure sales pitch…

Kidding. There’s no pitch. It’s a good career path that makes good money, supports a family, and will leave you proud and satisfied. No pitch required. But in case you want more information….

Pay, benefits, and the working field are all improving.
  • 72% of employers increased base pay from 2021 to 2022
  • 33% of employers added incentives/bonuses in 2022
  • 26% of employers improved employee benefits
Tech advancements have modernized the trades.

Technology leads the way into the future and the construction industry has embraced that. From state-of-the-art training simulators to mobile apps for on-the-field use, Mississippi construction careers aren’t left in the mud.


  • 50%+ of employers use mobile software technology for daily field reports, time tracking & approval, document sharing, and client information access
  • 20% of employers expect to invest more into their company’s technology
Make money while you train.

With many companies offering paid on-the-job training, you can start earning an income on day one. Combine that with endless growth potential and you’ve got a career for life. 

It’s time to rethink a career in construction and the trades

Start your career without student debt

Trades are less likely to be fully automated

Be able to see what you've accomplished

Build with your hands


Skills will always be in high demand


Opportunities for endless career growth

Take pride in the work you do

Spend time outside

Ready for competitive pay and benefits without the debt of a college degree?

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