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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...
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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,...
Project Manager/Estimator (Construction) U.W. Marx Construction is seeking candidates with strong computer skills and a positive work attitude to fill the position of Assistant Project Manager/Project Manager/Estimator. This position will provide support to the Project Management team in its efforts directed at completion of commercial construction projects. Candidates should have good relevant...
Lorig Construction Company of Des Plaines, IL is a leading bridge and highway contractor in Northern Illinois. We are currently seeking experienced project superintendents. Responsibilities include the overall coordination of one or more highway and bridge projects. The position involves supervision of Lorig field personnel, coordinating project subcontractors and working with other project manage...
Lorig Construction Company of Des Plaines, IL is a leading bridge and highway contractor in Northern Illinois. We are currently seeking experienced project managers and engineers. Responsibilities include the overall administration and coordination of one or more highway and bridge projects. The position involves detailed development of project schedules and extensive interaction with Lorig field ...
Our Houston based client has been building their reputation from the inside out with interior renovations across the country, not only working alongside well developed relationships but also new clients who have been referred to them by the quality of the projects already completed. Due to the continued focus on quality of workmanship and with a number of new projects due to start over the next f...
Key Talent Group is a staffing and recruiting firm committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with both candidates and clients. We focus on win-win strategies and uncovering out of the box solutions. Our client, a Denver based design-build general contractor is building a team specializing in the development of storage facilities and is seeking to hire a Project Manager to le...
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 Project Manager Location: Fishkill, New York Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading luxury home builder, seeks an Assistant Project Manager for one of our luxury home communities in Fis...
CONSTRUCTION & FOUNDATION REPAIR SALES REPRESENTATIVE JACKSONVILLE MARKET – Alpha Foundation Specialists Alpha Foundation Specialists is a full service foundation repair company that specializes in residential, commercial and industrial foundation services. Our trained technicians provide outstanding customer and technical foundation support needed when restoring the structural integrity of your ...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...

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