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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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Client involved high voltage Substation construction projects is looking for 2 Construction Managers/Superintendents to manage the construction efforts on Substation projects near St. Louis, MO. You need 15 years of construction field experience supporting power generation, T&D or substation EPC projects and at least 5 years as a Construction Manager or Superintendent over substation construction ...
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@...
Construction Claims Analyst Who the position will report to (name or position): Claims Manager: List 5 to 8 primary position Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will include: Support to the Claim Manager in the evaluation of the Change Orders and claims received from the contractors in terms of physical quantities and scope of the works related to the civil discipline. Provide Support to the ...
Construction Safety Specialist - HSE - Construction Safety - Texas Construction Safety Manager required to work for our client, a Downstream Owner/Operator based in Texas. This is a senior level field based contract role lasting longer than 1 year. Refinery experience is a MUST. THE ROLE The Construction Safety Manager will be responsible for all aspects of construction safety for a major pro...
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: Westborough, Massachusetts Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Man...
Atlanta-based General Contractor is searching for a Project Manager for residential high-rise construction projects. These are site based positions. Typical projects are 1-2 years in duration. Housing, per diem, and bi-weekly travel expenses will be paid. Your initial assignment could be anywhere in the southern US. You will be based out of Atlanta and paid per diem for working out of town. Pro...
Position Summary We are seeking an experienced Project Manager for new and existing commercial building construction projects. The candidate will be responsible for the overall construction of projects assigned. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with Design Professionals, Consultants and Clients while successfully ...
Construction Workers Must have experience in industrial construction. Need dependable transportation & pass required drug tests. MUST CALL FOR APPLICATION: 901-867-1940 CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT We are also seeking a Construction Superintendent. Must have experience in industrial construction projects for Memphis, and surrounding areas. To apply for this position, must send RESUME TO: ajr...
Job Description: Successful Nationwide Construction company looking for well educated Assistant Project Managers to groom and mentor for growing organization. Growing, successful Construction company looking for Construction Science degreed individual from A&M, Texas Tech, UNT, or University of Texas looking to begin their career in construction. Looking for someone ready to grow with them. Con...
Location: Fort Worth, TX Objective The position of Estimator will analyze, prepare and review bids for heavy/highway projects in Texas and Oklahoma with an emphasis on the following disciplines: Bridge/Structures, Drainage/Storm Sewers, Flatwork and Retaining Walls. Regular Job Duties: 1. The Estimator is responsible for assimilating and analyzing all available information at the time of bid a...
Sanford Health System Bismarck, ND, 58502
Brief summary for Construction Coordinator-Bismarck Sanford Construction Installs, maintains, repairs and tests electrical circuits, equipment and appliances, replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators and other elements of the electrical system. Perform supervisory and inspection activities related to construction, maintenance, and renovation of hospital facilities. Full-time....
Station Casinos Las Vegas, NV, 89134
Design & Construction Low Voltage/AV Manager Ability to communicate effectively with Guests, Team Members and Management in both written and verbal form. Friendly, outgoing personality. Excellent communications skills. Well organized and detail oriented. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel, JDEdwards Accounts Payable. Must have experience in Design & Construction Low Voltage/AV Must have Superviso...
Thompson Thrift Texas, TX
Communities Industries Employers JobSeekers Advertisers PJScout Resources Recruiters About Keywords (e.g. nurse, sales) Category State City Radius Construction Assistant Texas - Construction Thompson Thrift View Company Profile See All Company Jobs Email Job to a Friend Job Location: Texas Job Type: Full Time Department: Construction Construction Assistant Texas Date: Poste...
Thompson Thrift Colorado, CO
Communities Industries Employers JobSeekers Advertisers PJScout Resources Recruiters About Keywords (e.g. nurse, sales) Category State City Radius Construction Assistant Colorado - Construction Thompson Thrift View Company Profile See All Company Jobs Email Job to a Friend Job Location: Colorado Job Type: Full Time Department: Construction Construction Assistant Colorado Da...
Toll Brothers Inc Westborough, MA
Overview: Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc. , America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and an Assistant Construction Manager/Superintendent for one of our new home communities in Westborough, Massachusetts. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct hou...
Fluor Corporation Farnborough, TX
Fluor is now in an exciting period of significant growth, and as such we are now seeking a Home Office Construction Lead. An established construction professional with solid recent Energy & Construction site experience together with strong current connections within the industry. Ideally the candidate would have credibility with Clients and senior Project Direction. An individual who understands...
Baylor Health Care System DALLAS, TX
Description Turn talent into success with Baylor Health Care System. Over a century of being the best - for patients, families and our community. We're Baylor Health Care System (BHCS), a multi-hospital, not-for-profit organization that is setting the standard for health care excellence in the Dallas/Fort worth Metroplex. Baylor has achieved a number of honors, including being ranked in U.S News...
US-TX-Houston We currently are seeking a highly motivated Manager to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and lead business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts. The Construction and Real Estate Advisory Services (CREAS) group is a sub-practice within Advisory Services that specializes in advising real e...
Toll Brothers Westborough, MA
Overview: Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc. , America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and an Assistant Construction Manager/Superintendent for one of our new home communities in Westborough, Massachusetts. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct hous...
get social humanserviceassistant jobs Seattle, WA
CLP Resources is hiring Construction Laborers for projects in all areas of Puget Sound IMMEDIATELY! Must be a hard worker, able to take direction, and work in a team environment. We do require that you are able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted. Duties include: sweeping, vacuuming, clearing debris, digging, flagging, etc. Candidates must meet the following requirements: Must have at least... View ...

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