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Construction Job Overview

Construction workers play a vital role in the economic growth of an area. They perform physical labor to build, repair, and maintain residential and commercial buildings throughout the world. There are general construction workers who typically perform jobs such as demolition, digging trenches or ditches and loading or unloading equipment at a job site.

As construction workers take on more work, they can start to specialize in certain areas of construction, such as painting, plumbing, sheet metal installation, electrical work, carpentry, cement masonry and more. These jobs have heavy physical requirements, so workers must be in good health and free from medical conditions that limit their abilities.

Daily tasks might include:

  • Using machinery and tools to dig and level the ground
  • Installing building components, including drywall, sheet metal, concrete, etc.
  • Repairing, installing, or replacing pipes
  • Installing or repairing roofing
  • Demolition of buildings

Construction Job Education Requirements

Most general construction jobs don't require formal education, as the Construction Managers understand the value of training while on the job. If seeking a more specialized area of construction work, training and an apprenticeship under a licensed and qualified Contractor or Electrician may be necessary in order to learn how to perform these aspects of the work. Those who work with hazardous materials, such as asbestos, lead, and mold, will also need additional training and education in how to protect themselves and others from the dangerous chemicals and effects.

Construction Job Market

Even during slower economic times, construction jobs are often available throughout the country. Construction is always necessary, whether it involves tearing down and replacing a building or starting new construction in an undeveloped area. In a study performed by the Bureau of Labor, more than 800,000 construction workers performed some type of work on a project in 2012. In the next decade, statistics show that construction jobs will continue to grow by 21%, with more than 1 million workers needed to meet the demand.

Construction Job Salary Information

The average median salary for a construction job is just under $30,000. Construction workers who specialize in a specific area of construction can earn higher wages based on their experience and knowledge. In bigger cities on the East Coast, such as New York City and Boston, these jobs pay higher, and construction workers in Honolulu take home an average salary of over $52,000. In 2012, the average construction worker earned $34,490 per year.

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Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
Civil Engineering Consulting firm seeks exp. Construction Materials Testing Technicians & Trainees, Construction Managers & Inspectors for road construction projects. Apply at www.rocksol.com EOE/M/F/V/D...
This stable organization offers excellent benefits and growth opportunity for a professional with a minimum of a one year of experience in a commercial construction company in an accounting capacity. This newly created position is perfect for an individual who likes a fast-paced, growing environment within the construction industry. As the Accountant with this company, you will be responsible for ...
Fortune Wireless Telecom Carrier Seeking Telecom Construction Project Manager to be based out of Syracuse, NY area. Position includes PAID MILEAGE to and from all cell sites as needed. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager This position will require a well-rounded individual familiar with Managing all phases of Telecom Construction for New Site Construction, as well as, site expansion a...
Job Details: Large commercial construction management firm seeks a Project Manager with large scale, multi-million dollar type project experience! My client is a leading general constructor and construction management firm in the Mid-Atlantic region. They have an immediate need for a PM with strong P & L responsibilities and management abilities in leading high profile projects! Call Dan Gallagh...
A top real estate development firm is looking for a Project Engineer in the Los Angeles area to assist with large commercial construction projects. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a Project Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Construction Engineering or Construction Management. This is a contract position with the potential to be brought on full time....
Position Summary: The Construction Administrator/Clerk of the Works positions will oversee and coordinate all aspects of Strategic Building Solution’s construction related services on a/several specific project(s). Essential Functions: Candidates must be able to provide quality control and daily coordination at project sites in addition to attending job meetings, developing meeting minutes, pro...
Client that designs & constructs heavy industrial plants in the petrochemical industry is looking for a Manager of Field Construction for their project execution division. You need 15-20+ years of experience supporting heavy industrial plant EPC projects and some specific construction experience supporting gas processing (natural gas, ethane recovery, sulfur, hydrocarbon, nitrogen rejection, gas t...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Construction Project Manager Institutional Group Gaithersburg, MD Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Construction Project Manager Institutional Group Gaithersburg, MD Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Project Manager - with 5 plus years institutional construction experience in...
CONSTRUCTION - Experienced Head Carpenters and Construction Laborers needed. Call 724-860-8707...
Job Summary CompanyDHS Consulting, Inc. LocationSan Diego, CA 92111 IndustriesManagement Consulting Services Job TypeFull Time Employee Years of Experience5+ Years Education LevelBachelor's Degree Career LevelManager (Manager/Supervisor or Staff) About the Job Job Title Construction Manager, Resident Engineer, Office Engineer, Construction Inspector, Contract Administrators TypeFull time...
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Growing General construction company looking for a Superintendent & a Project Manager with a minimum of 10 years experience in commercial construction. We are a Manhattan based company. Salaries and benefits are open. Fax resume to 646-365-0013...
Hirani Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. is looking for an Construction Engineer or Senior Construction Engineer. The Construction Engineer coordinates, inspects, and controls the work of PM construction. Ensures that quality workmanship is maintained at all times and in accordance with applicable construction procedures, methods, codes and specifications. Supports project implementation and c...
Job Descrition * Must have knowledge of Plumbing or Mechanical Systems * Basic Cad knowledge. * Prepares construction budget by studying plans; updating specifications; identifying and projecting costs. * Evaluates offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, and site requirements. * Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractor...
A worldwide distributor and manufacturer of laboratory equipment is seeking an experienced professional Project Engineer. This person will be responsible for working with our domestic dealer network, developing competitive bid proposals on Labconco product and all required documentation for each project. Upon successful award of the bid, assist in order entry and manage the project through the man...
Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995 and strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. The successful candidate will be a key part of the operations team and will be responsible for project managing new Fulfillment Center (FC) planning, design and construction. This will include the extension of existing f...
A reputable Top 100 ENR commercial construction contractor is seeking a proven Project Manager to join their organization. With close to $1 Billion in annual revenue, this company develops a wide range of commercial projects that are typically larger in size. Focusing on client relationship building, they place high value in exceeding expectations with their superior workmanship and devotion to be...
Woda Construction Inc., a real estate management, development and construction company based in the Midwest is looking for an experienced Director of Construction to oversee construction projects in Westerville, Ohio. We are looking for someone who has experience managing and scheduling subcontractors, inspections and be able to report project status to the company officials on a regular basis. •...
Muse Concrete Contractors, Inc. Redding, CA Position: Estimator, Concrete Construction Muse Concrete is a leading concrete contractor in Northern California specializing in civil, industrial, commercial and residential concrete construction. We are currently looking for Estimator with at least five years concrete estimating experience. Candidate must be motivated, must be able to work indepen...
The Pool Man is growing and we are looking for a self-motivated, organized and detail oriented Superintendant for our Tomball Office. We are family owned and have been in business for over 34 years. Must have good communication and computer skills. A minimum of 2+ years experience in pool construction is preferred. Superintendent responsibilities include: -Review projects and drawings with the ...

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