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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 ...
Construction Safety Specialist - HSE - Pipeline Construction - California Construction Safety Specialist required to work for our client, a Midstream Operator based in California. This is a mid/senior level field based contract role lasting longer than 6 months. THE ROLE The Construction Safety Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and roll out of site construction safety progr...
An engineering and construction client has an immediate need for a Design Coordinator in Arlington, VA for 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 Supports Project Manager on all construction projects or architectural studies by ensuring that the design standards of ...
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...
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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Architectural Construction Coordinator Bedford Hills, NY Unspecified Apply Apply Architectural Construction Coordinator Bedford Hills, NY Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Architectural Construction Coordinator with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Award winn...
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...
IMMEDIATE NEED: for a Contract Administrator and a Contracts Coordinator with 2+ years experience progressive experience in construction contracting services preferably in the oil and gas, construction and/or power generation sectors. You will work for a leading owner/operator of pipelines throughout the US on a one year plus contract assignment with potential for extension based on performance. T...
Atlanta-based General Contractor is searching for an Assistant Project Manager for commercial and healthcare construction projects. These projects will all be in the Atlanta area. This is a highly respected firm that has been in business for over fifty years. This position will be responsible for working directly with the on-site PM on all aspects of the project: scheduling, pay requests, RFI's,...
Our business is a growing company located in Santa Ana. We have projects mainly in the OC/LA counties. Responsibilities: The Multi-Skilled Tradesman specialized in remodeling and renovation. You must have basic construction skills, be organized, and effectively communicate with others with a positive attitude. Requirements: • Must have current Driver's License and proof of insurance on your tr...
Entry level Openings: Immediate hire Looking to hard workers with upbeat attitudes! We are looking for candidates that can teach and train. You must also be able to work hands-on with customers and clients. Must be able to teach, train, and develop other employees in the sales and marketing industry. Construction, warehouse, and repair workers thrive in our industry. We have seen great success c...
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: Punchout Technician / Service Technician Location: Broomfield, Colorado Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Punchout Technician / Service Technician to handle pre-...
CONSTRUCTION REP NEEDED Within Erie and Niagara Counties, a Sales Representative is responsible for identifying leads, proactively prospecting and selling temporary construction containers to customers primarily in the construction industry. The Construction Sales Representative is also responsible for building, maintaining, and growing long-term relationships with these clients to grow the reven...
Road Construction Surveyor TJ Campbell Construction needs person with 5+ yrs. surveying exp, with 3+ yrs exp working on road construction projects. Exp. should include using Topcon GPS equip to set line, grade, and cut/fill stakes. If interested, apply online, or submit resume with salary requirements to: ***** www.duitconstruction.com EOE/AAP/Drug Free This job listing b...
Construction Superintendents, Foremen & Project Managers Monarch Construction Company, a leading regional general contractor, is seeking superintendents, foremen and project managers with experience in commercial building projects ranging in size from $5M to $40M. Our comprehensive benefit package includes competitive pay, health insurance, 401k plan, profit sharing and career advancement opportun...
Carpenters, Concrete Workers, Iron Workers & Equipment Operators. Dean Snyder Construction is now accepting applications for experienced construction workers in the areas of carpentry, concrete, iron working and equipment operating. Positions are full-time and year-round. We offer competitive wages and benefits. A valid drivers license, high school diploma (or G.E.D.), the ability to travel and a...
Positions available for construction laborers, carpenters, and concrete finishers. Henkel Construction Company is seeking experienced construction workers. Those with commercial experience will move to the top of our list. Responsible workers with an excellent safety record will be a welcome addition to our team. Benefits include health insurance, productivity and safety incentives, pension, vac...
Nickolas Savko & Sons, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a seasoned estimator with a background in underground utilities, earthwork, curbing, concrete paving and road building. We are a 70 year old contracting company and focus on the 7 counties of Central Ohio. Wages to commensurate to a person's experience and skill, along with full health benefits, vacation, vehicle, etc. all for the right pers...
Nickolas Savko & Sons, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a person with seasoned experience as a project manager who can Project Manage up to three jobs at a time, and or a seasoned field manager who has knowledge and experience in overseeing up to three pipe crews. Our pay is commensurate to a person's experience, abilities and personal organization and attention to detail. Benefits, vacation, veh...
STRUCTURAL, A Structural Group Company, integrates technology-driven solutions with specialty contracting services to improve, protect, and enhance the existing infrastructure of owners directly, and in partnership with designers and contractors. STRUCTURAL offers a wide range of specialty repair and maintenance services and is the largest concrete repair contractor in the United States, with over...

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