According to constructiondive.com, one of the last four years’ quickest rising job categories with women was construction. Women represent 50% of the workforce but only occupy 9% of construction jobs. The biggest area of growth was seen in construction manager positions with a 101% increase from 2015 to 2019 – from 49,400 to 99,400 female construction managers. Women working as construction laborers went up 50% (47,800 to 71,800), and women who are employed as civil engineers rose 46%, from 45,400 to 66,000.
Construction jobs were categorized as essential during the pandemic and might be more appealing in the future because of it.