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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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CRE / Commercial & Construction Loan Processor Top-tier prestigious bank in mid-Manhattan NY is looking for Loan Processor (Underwriter experience big plus) for commercial and construction lending. Must be comfortable with large tax returns (200-400 pages), and must have excellent communication skills both written and oral since this position will deal directly with clients. This position will in...
Large Utility has an immediate need in the Central US for a Electrical Construction Lead. This position is an integral part of the project team with expertise in construction techniques. The Construction Lead will be assigned one or more projects and is expected to perform them independently given the expectations for the work and the desired results. This is a contract position expected to last 1...
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: Las Vegas, Nevada Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and ...
Construction Superintendent, Commercial Construction A large CM/GC based in the Midwestis looking for a Commercial Construction Superintendent for their VA projects. This position is based in Fredericksburg, VA with limited travel throughout the region. This company has enjoyed tremendous success for decades, operating in diverse commercial and industrial markets with services in design/build and...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Construction Superintendent Fort Worth, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply Construction Superintendent Fort Worth, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details I have a great client actively seeking an energetic and dynamic individual to fill the position of Construction Superinten...
Construction Estimator, Commercial Construction A large Construction Management firm, based in the Midwest, is looking for a Commercial Construction Estimator for their Cleveland, OH location. This company has enjoyed tremendous success for decades, operating in diverse commercial and industrial markets with services in design/build and construction management. Relocation assistance is available....
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Construction Project Manager Milwaukee, WI Full-Time $65,000 - $85,000 Apply Apply Construction Project Manager Milwaukee, WI Full-Time $65,000 - $85,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Construction Project Manager or Superintendent looking to take that next step in the commercial construction in...
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: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent fo...
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: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superinten...
Construction Superintendents are needed for a leading EPC organization. The Construction Superintendents are responsible for overseeing construction personnel and interfacing with general contractors for a solar construction project. Qualified candidates must have 5+ years’ of construction superintendent experience, 2+ of which are with solar projects. This is a contract opportunity located in the...
Construction & Design Dept - Superintendent/Construction Manager (Husband and Wife Team Welcome) This position will require someone with: • Retail /Commercial Site and Building Construction Experience • Experience Managing Multiple Subcontractors • Excellent Communication Skills • 2-3 years’ Experience as a Construction Superintendent • Ability to Travel Nationally The basic duties of t...
An engineering and construction client has an immediate need for a Design Coordinator responsible for serving as primary POC on the planning and development of Design / Build Scopes of Work (SOW) in Adams County, PA. This is a contract to direct hire position. Local candidates only as there is no per diem or relocation available for this position. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager Su...
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General contractor is seeking construction superintendents for new commercial construction projects in Simi Valley, CA. Qualifications for job include: Having substantial experience in the construction industry in a prior position that required the exercise of judgment and discretion. Having at least 10 years of experience in commercial construction. Having at least five 5 years management experie...
Construction Project Manager/Construction Manager: Work as part of a project team assisting with development of scope and schedule for project work. Provides excellent client service, contributes to growth of company, enhances own professional and personal skills, and meets assigned financial targets. Responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accountin...
A construction company is seeking 3 Construction/Site Managers with backgrounds in substation, power transmission environments. These are 6+ month contract positions with possibility for extension. Local candidates only as no per diem is available. Locations are Atlantic City, NJ; Boise, ID; and West Texas border. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager Managing productivity and other rele...
At SASCO, you can be part of a dynamic team that includes the most talented, creative, and experienced people in the industry. This team of“the best of the best”is the core of a culture that encourages you to improve and grow to the highest level of your abilities. We welcome new ideas and the opportunities for success are unlimited. In order to maintain where and who we are, we believe in hiring ...
Schultz Construction, Inc. is seeking an experienced Construction Superintendent with experience managing projects in the field from start to finish. Schultz Construction is a leader in the heavy civil construction industry with work on infrastructure projects in the transportation, water/wastewater, site development and utility fields. We are committed to a culture of safety and operate under our...
Lincoln Construction is currently looking for a commercial construction superintendent with appropriate experience to provide on site supervision, management and leadership. The ideal candidate will have an engineering degree (state certification not required) and 8 years of experience managing commercial construction projects. In lieu of degree, 10+ years of experience is desired with a strong r...
Lochridge-Priest, Inc. Position Summary Lochridge-Priest is locally owned and operated, and is the largest provider of residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning services in Central Texas. We’ve been serving Central Texas as a Lennox Dealer since 1963. With offices in Waco, Temple, and Corsicana and over 300 dedicated employees we’re dedicated to serving your home and business comfo...
The Civil Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the project site and is directly responsible for project safety. The Superintendent coordinates material deliveries and supervises field labor for self-performed work. The Superintendent also monitors subcontractor progress, ensures project completion dates, and resolves field conflicts. Requirements: Candidates should have 7-...

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