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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 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...
IMMEDIATE NEED !!!!! Client that designs & constructs gas processing plants & refineries is looking for a Mechanical Construction Superintendent/Construction Site Manager for a short term project in Alabama. You need 15-20+ years of experience supporting gas processing (natural gas, ethane recovery, sulfur, hydrocarbon, nitrogen rejection, gas treating, etc...) or refinery EPC projects. Mob, demob...
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: Richmond, Virginia Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and...
Atlanta-based General Contractor is searching for a PM 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 United States. You will be based out of Atlanta and paid per diem for working out of town. Proje...
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...
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...
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...
Tribco Constructions Services, LLC Cook County, IL, IL
Are you looking for an opportunity to move your career forward with an established industry leader? Join our team at Tribco Construction Services! Tribco Construction Services is one of Chicago’s largest concrete subcontractors, specializing in multilevel structural concrete projects. With more than 30 years of experience, Tribco is a respected leader in the construction market furnishing cast-in-...
Tribco Constructions Services, LLC Cook County, IL, IL
Are you looking for an opportunity to move your career forward with an established industry leader? Join our team at Tribco Construction Services! Tribco Construction Services is one of Chicago’s largest concrete subcontractors, specializing in multilevel structural concrete projects. With more than 30 years of experience, Tribco is a respected leader in the construction market furnishing cast-in-...
Robert Half Westerville, OH
Salary $41,000.00 to $50,000.00 per year Description Local Construction Company with an amazing culture is looking for a great accountant to join a wonderful team. The ideal accountant will be responsible for the following: -Perform weekly subcontractor compliance review to determine whether subcontractors have submitted required lien waivers for selected projects and communication with subs ...
Toll Brothers Inc Richmond, VA
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 Richmond, Virginia. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct houses, and...
Atkins Houston, MN
Faithful+Gould is seeking a Senior Construction Manager/Owner's Rep for Agri-business/grain related projects for major Agri-business clients. Faithful+Gould is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner's Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their projects. We can offer interesting and challenging work with a number of high profile clients a...
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...
Marten Transport Pittsburgh, PA
IMMEDIATE NEED !!!!! Client that designs & constructs gas processing plants & refineries is looking for a Mechanical Construction Superintendent/Construction Site Manager for a short term project in Alabama. You need 15-20 years of experience supporting gas processing (natural gas, ethane recovery, sulfur, hydrocarbon, nitrogen rejection, gas treating, etc...) or refinery EPC projects. Mob, demob,...
Yourazjobs Phoenix, AZ
DCS Contracting, Inc. We specialize in highway, roadway and wet utility construction and are one of Arizonaâ??s premier Civil Engineering Contractors. A general contractor is accepting applications for the following positions: - Finish Blade Operator - Scraper Operator - Grade Checker - Universal Operators ImImmediate job openings available Si DCS Contracting, Inc. We specialize in hi...
Toll Brothers Richmond, VA, 23234
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 Richmond, Virginia. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct houses, and ...
Get Facilities manager Oklahoma, OK
Construction/Maintenance Technician I Construction & Maintenance of Park Facilities Recruitment #140612-F41A-06 Department Tourism and Recreation Department County Location Tulsa Date Opened 6/13/2014 8:00:00 AM Filing Deadline 6/27/2014 11:59:00 PM Salary $28,659.00/year plus benefits Full or Part Time Full-Time Go Back Click HERE to apply Click HERE to view benefits STATE EMPLOYEE... View Full D...

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