Math at Work - Construction

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Within the construction industry, there are a variety of entry-level jobs that pay well and provide opportunities for advancement — jobs for high school graduates with postsecondary training or education but less than a four-year college degree. Construction is a field with true potential for upward mobility after sufficient on-the-job experience. With a significant proportion of self-employed — or family-employed — workers in construction, the construction industry offers many opportunities for workers to form their own firms and fulfill the American entrepreneurial dream.

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