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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...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10001
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...
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80211
Denver Based Commercial General Contractor is seeking Estimator/PM with 5+ years of experience in tenant finish and ground up projects. Must be able to handle multiple projects at same time. Projects include office remodels, medical, educational, churches, industrial and design build. We experience very low employee turnover and offer an attractive benefit package that includes health insurance, ...
Job Purpose: Accomplishes project objectives by planning, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating project activities for a school district. Duties: * Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; reso...
SunCap Property Group, a national commercial real estate development firm, is seeking a full-time Project/Construction Manager. Prospective candidates should be experienced and looking to grow with our firm. The position will be located in our Denver, Colorado Office with travel to various western regions of the country as business dictates. GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Project Manager is responsible...
Job Purpose: Completes construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling projects; completing quality inspections; supervising sub-contractors and staff. Duties: * Accomplishes construction human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, apprai...
COMPANY INFORMATION: Large, privately owned construction related company Founded over 25 years ago Financially stable and consistently profitable for the last 20 years Uniquely positioned with few competitors Over 900 employees Unusually high growth potential Work Life Balance and Family are a Priority ADVANTAGES & BENEFITS: Competitive base salary Newly created position due to company g...
Key Responsibilities: Act as a financial advisor to the SCC business team and Global Director of Finance Advise the SCC leadership team on issues, trends and opportunities Improve financial processes and information deliverables Provide financial leadership to the Business Segment Leadership Team, including but not limited to the following: Drive the annual operating plan process (AOP) Provi...
Company Confidential Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007
Company: General/Electrical Contractor Position: General Electrical Project Manager General/Electrical Contractor in Elk Grove Village, IL Construction/Skilled Trade Section Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager will be to plan, organize, and oversee General/Electrical Construction Projects from award through completion. Creates and enforces adh...

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