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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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When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Assistant Construction Manager Location: Parker, Colorado Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager / Superintendent for ...
Position Overview: Commercial glazing contractor is looking for an Jr. Estimator/Estimator. Ideal candidate must be familiar with general construction practices as it pertains to framing and window installation. Should have strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel, able to read and understand construction plans and has some field experience with either framing or window installation and/or...
Leading producer of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America is looking for a Construction Manager to manage all activities in engineering for development of construction plans following to the field through completion, commissioning, startup and turnover of documentation. We are looking for a candidate that can lead engineering, design and the construction phases of capital project...
Job Description: This Fast Paced Office Manager - Well Known Engineering Co. Position Features: ? Work For A Family Oriented, Reputable Organization ? Opportunity To Wear Many Hats And Cross Train ? Be In A Role With Never A Dull Moment Immediate need for a talented, fast-paced Office Manager seeking work for an established, reputable organization with the opportunity to wear many hats in a r...
Project Superintendent/Project Manager: Dayton, Ohio based public works contractor has multiple and immediate openings for Project Superintendents. Must have 15 years minimum experience in supervision of multi-million dollar construction projects and a 30 hour OSHA card. Must have experience on state and/or federal projects. Mandatory drug test and criminal background check. Email resume to donna@...
Southeast based Multifamily developer/builder is looking for an Estimator experienced in stick built construction for their Birmingham, AL office. This solid company has been in business for over 30 years. This position will perform all activities required to estimate stick built multifamily housing projects. 5+ years, wide based experience in estimating multifamily wood frame construction is e...
AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See amec.com. AMEC shares are tr...
COMPANY DESCRIPTION Alside represents over six decades of inspired innovation. Founded in 1947, Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories, vinyl windows and patio doors, and fencing and railing products for the residential and commercial remodeling and new construction markets. With headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Alside has over 3000 employees in its seven manufactu...
Client that designs & constructs gas processing plants & refineries is looking for a few Construction Engineers to join their team. You will be assigned a project most likely in the midwest, but you need to be flexible on locatoin. You need 10-20 years of field construction experience supporting refinery or gas processing (natural gas, ethane recovery, sulfur, hydrocarbon, nitrogen rejection, gas ...
Our client is looking for a Contract Office Engineer with a background in Construction Management who has Port of Los Angeles experience in their background. Responsibilities for the Construction Engineer Preparing transmittals, submittals, RFIs, RFQs and Change Orders; recording, preparing and distributing minutes for weekly construction progress meetings; updating as-built drawings at the job ...
Client that designs & constructs natural gas processing plants & refineries is looking for a Construction Site Manager with 20+ years of construction experience supporting gas processing (natural gas, ethane recovery, sulfur, hydrocarbon, nitrogen rejection, gas treating, etc...) or refinery EPC projects. Your first project will be located in Oklahoma, Alabama, North Dakota or Texas. Any hours wor...
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...
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A well-established COMMERCIAL General Contractor specializing in HOTEL Renovation and Construction is currently seeking experienced Construction Project Superintendents AND experienced Construction Labor Foremen to join our team. Compensation and Benefits: Compensation commensurate with work experience and abilities Medical, Dental, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Life Insurance 401K Plan Profi...
Job Description: Stable Nationwide General Contractor Construction company ready to add 2 Assistant Project Managers to their strong team of Project Managers. This is an urgent need for a position budgeted to start at the end of October Company will mentor and train to allow for room for promotion up to Senior Project Manager. Company looking for well educated individuals that possess a degree...
National multi-family developer/ builder based in Dallas, Texas looking to immediately hire two superintendents for one project in Austin, Texas and one superintendent for project in Dallas, Texas. Salary, production incentives, insurance and truck allowance are included in the compensation package. The level of compensation will be based on level of experience in the construction of multi-family...
Rogers Group, Inc. is a growing company with core businesses in crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt, and highway construction. The company employs approximately 1,500 across eight (8) states. We are currently seeking a HEAVY HIGHWAY (asphalt paving)CONSTRUCTION MANAGER in Central Arkansas (Conway, AR area). This position reports to the Vice President and Strategic Market Area Manager for the ...
GONZALEZ+DE LA GARZA & ASSOCIATES, LLC – PROFESSIONAL CIVIL ENGINEER -- San Antonio, TX Job Posting: Construction Superintendent / Construction Inspector Location: San Antonio, Texas Office Classification: Exempt Company: Gonzalez+De La Garza & Associates, LLC (GDA) founded in 2006, provides project management, professional engineering and construction administration services. We are extremely...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Positions: Construction Manager and Assistant Construction Manager Location: Richmond, Virginia Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and...
Since 2002 MLE has been providing turnkey solutions for large-scale brand installation and construction projects across the country. From small retail fixture change-outs to wholesale brand construction, MLE is equipped with the tools and experience to execute these projects on-time, on-budget and with a quality that is unmatched in the industry. We specialize in brand management, merchandising a...
Mid-size General Construction/ Construction Management Firm located in Midtown Manhattan is looking for a Construction Project Manager, Superintendent and an Estimator Project Manager We are seeking an individual that is responsible for leading commercial/ institutional construction projects from inception through client move- in. Duties: - Use outstanding interpersonal, communication and cust...

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