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SCAFFOLD ERECTOR, IN-DEPTH: In The Summer Time It's Easy To Find Construction Jobs

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Epoki, a Scaffold Erector, describes what he likes most about his job and its challenges. He shares why he made the decision to work in this field, when is the best time to find work in the construction industry and what his work-life balance is like.

Job Title: Scaffold Erector

Job Summary: Construction Laborers

Job Description

Construction laborers do a variety of construction-related activities during all phases of construction. Although most laborers are generalists—such as those who install barricades, erect scaffolds, set up cones, and markers to control traffic patterns—many others specialize. For example, those who operate the machines and equipment that lay concrete or asphalt on roads are more likely to specialize in those areas.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Vary by Specialty.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Mathematical skills, Strength/stamina, Technical skills

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m='14230'>me</span> <span m='14430'>to</span> <span m='14540'>do,</span> <span m='15310'>because</span> <span m='15700'>I'm</span> <span m='15910'>a</span> <span m='16190'>physical</span> <span m='16600'>type of</span> <span m='16810'>worker,</span> <span m='17300'>and</span> <span m='17410'>I</span> <span m='17430'>like</span> <span m='17680'>to</span> <span m='17800'>move.</span> <span m='18110'>I</span> <span m='18300'>don't</span> <span m='18460'>like to</span> <span m='18560'>sit</span> <span m='18780'>still.</span> <span m='19770'>I</span> <span m='19840'>like</span> <span m='20070'>to</span> <span m='20560'>keep</span> <span m='21050'>moving,</span> <span m='21530'>and</span> <span m='22180'>don't</span> <span m='22350'>stop.</span> <span m='22900'>The</span> <span m='23010'>most</span> <span m='23340'>challenging</span> <span m='24110'>thing</span> <span m='24340'>about</span> <span m='24670'>this</span> <span m='24920'>job</span> <span m='27456'>is</span> <span m='27900'>getting</span> <span m='28200'>up</span> <span m='28360'>in</span> <span m='28430'>the</span> <span m='28530'>morning.</span> <span m='30300'>Getting</span> <span m='30520'>up</span> <span m='30740'>in</span> <span m='30840'>the morning</span> <span m='31180'>is</span> <span m='31330'>the</span> <span m='31440'>most</span> <span m='31690'>challenging</span> <span m='32330'>thing</span> <span m='32490'>about</span> <span m='32770'>this</span> <span m='32930'>job</span> <span m='33020'>to me.</span> </p><p><span m='34670'>Key</span> <span m='34880'>decision</span> <span m='35080'>I</span> <span m='35260'>made?</span> <span m='36440'>I</span> <span m='36530'>thought</span> <span m='36780'>about</span> <span m='37000'>my</span> <span m='37080'>family.</span> <span m='38095'>I</span> <span m='38540'>thought</span> <span m='38810'>about my</span> <span m='39220'>wife,</span> <span m='40350'>you</span> <span m='40755'>know?</span> <span m='41160'>My</span> <span m='41300'>kid.</span> <span m='42110'>What</span> <span m='42300'>I've</span> <span m='42470'>got to</span> <span m='42520'>provide</span> <span m='42880'>for</span> <span m='43020'>them.</span> <span m='44730'>You know?</span> <span m='45390'>And</span> <span m='46080'>I</span> <span m='46130'>wasn't</span> <span m='46350'>really</span> <span m='46660'>making</span> <span m='47030'>much,</span> <span m='47270'>so</span> <span m='48630'>now</span> <span m='48970'>I</span> <span m='49290'>am.</span> <span m='49655'>And,</span> <span m='50020'>yeah.</span> <span m='50870'>Well,</span> <span m='51220'>around</span> <span m='51570'>this</span> <span m='51900'>time,</span> <span m='52410'>around</span> <span m='52870'>winter</span> <span m='53110'>time,</span> <span m='54190'>yeah,</span> <span m='54560'>it</span> <span m='54720'>is</span> <span m='54910'>hard,</span> <span m='55760'>because</span> <span m='56090'>everything</span> <span m='56450'>starts</span> <span m='56740'>slowing</span> <span m='57070'>down.</span> <span m='57940'>But</span> <span m='58220'>in</span> <span m='58370'>the</span> <span m='58460'>summertime,</span> <span m='59310'>man,</span> <span m='59650'>you</span> <span m='59740'>can</span> <span m='60280'>get</span> <span m='60470'>a</span> <span m='60520'>construction</span> <span m='61030'>job</span> <span m='61460'>easy,</span> <span m='62780'>because</span> <span m='63110'>it's</span> <span m='63270'>really</span> <span m='64550'>busy</span> <span m='64870'>in</span> <span m='64950'>the</span> <span m='65030'>summer.</span> </p><p><span m='65700'>My</span> <span m='65850'>work</span> <span m='66130'>life</span> <span m='66350'>balance</span> <span m='66770'>is</span> <span m='69040'>actually</span> <span m='69260'>easy.</span> <span m='69545'>I</span> <span m='69830'>only</span> <span m='69910'>work</span> <span m='70450'>from</span> <span m='70640'>like,</span> <span m='70880'>7:00,</span> <span m='72040'>7:00</span> <span m='72460'>to</span> <span m='72550'>like,</span> <span m='72770'>5:00.</span> <span m='73330'>When</span> <span m='73540'>it's</span> <span m='73670'>busy,</span> <span m='74630'>probably</span> <span m='75100'>like,</span> <span m='75930'>7:00</span> <span m='76420'>or</span> <span m='76890'>later than</span> <span m='77000'>that,</span> <span m='77320'>or</span> <span m='77930'>probably</span> <span m='78190'>5:00</span> <span m='78470'>to later</span> <span m='78865'>than</span> <span m='79900'>5:00.</span> <span m='80310'>We</span> <span m='80460'>usually</span> <span m='80620'>close</span> <span m='80790'>our</span> <span m='81110'>shop</span> <span m='81470'>at</span> <span m='81640'>5:00,</span> <span m='82770'>but</span> <span m='82890'>sometimes</span> <span m='83450'>what</span> <span m='83580'>when</span> <span m='83710'>it's</span> <span m='84120'>we'll</span> <span m='84410'>work</span> <span m='84850'>longer,</span> <span m='85370'>and</span> <span 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