As our industry recovers from the “Great Recession” and student debt grows, the construction industry rates as a strong educational investment. Recent research conducted by The Hamilton Project analyzed Census Bureau data to compare lifetime earnings of different college majors. Not surprisingly, engineering fields ranked the highest. Included in those are electrical, mechanical, civil, and general engineering, as well as construction services — all majors that are well represented in the construction industry. Competition for top talent is intensifying, so leading firms and organizations in the building and construction industries need to make sure that this theme gets airplay. Adding to this data, the fact that the building and construction industries provide some of the best entrepreneurial opportunities as well, paints a picture of opportunity and excitement for construction industry careers in the 21st century.