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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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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@...
Position Overview: Commercial glazing contractor is looking for an Jr. Estimator/Estimator. Ideal candidate must be familiar with general construction practices as it pertains to framing and window installation. Should have strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel, able to read and understand construction plans and has some field experience with either framing or window installation and/or...
Our client is looking for a Contract Office Engineer with a background in Construction Management who has Port of Los Angeles experience in their background. Responsibilities for the Construction Engineer Preparing transmittals, submittals, RFIs, RFQs and Change Orders; recording, preparing and distributing minutes for weekly construction progress meetings; updating as-built drawings at the job ...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA, 90755
A well-established COMMERCIAL General Contractor specializing in HOTEL Renovation and Construction is currently seeking experienced Construction Project Superintendents AND experienced Construction Labor Foremen to join our team. Compensation and Benefits: Compensation commensurate with work experience and abilities Medical, Dental, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Life Insurance 401K Plan Profi...
Mid-size General Construction/ Construction Management Firm located in Midtown Manhattan is looking for a Construction Project Manager, Superintendent and an Estimator Project Manager We are seeking an individual that is responsible for leading commercial/ institutional construction projects from inception through client move- in. Duties: - Use outstanding interpersonal, communication and cust...
Since 2002 MLE has been providing turnkey solutions for large-scale brand installation and construction projects across the country. From small retail fixture change-outs to wholesale brand construction, MLE is equipped with the tools and experience to execute these projects on-time, on-budget and with a quality that is unmatched in the industry. We specialize in brand management, merchandising a...
Project Manager: Commercial contractor specializing in National Brand Quick Service Restaurants searching for experienced project manager. Must be proficient in reading and understanding blueprints, knowledgeable of "ground up" construction practices, and skilled in the use of MS Office programs. Superintendent: Commercial contractor specializing in National Brand Quick Service Restaurants sear...
GONZALEZ+DE LA GARZA & ASSOCIATES, LLC – PROFESSIONAL CIVIL ENGINEER -- San Antonio, TX Job Posting: Construction Superintendent / Construction Inspector Location: San Antonio, Texas Office Classification: Exempt Company: Gonzalez+De La Garza & Associates, LLC (GDA) founded in 2006, provides project management, professional engineering and construction administration services. We are extremely...
Job Description: Stable Nationwide General Contractor Construction company ready to add 2 Assistant Project Managers to their strong team of Project Managers. This is an urgent need for a position budgeted to start at the end of October Company will mentor and train to allow for room for promotion up to Senior Project Manager. Company looking for well educated individuals that possess a degree...
. Job #3885: Gas Plant Construction Manager Construction Manager Complete execution of safe, high quality, construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling the work. The duties of the Construction Manager include: Work includes pipelines, Air Separation and Hydrogen plants Implement the site safety plan and monitor compliance Provide site safety training and monitor the use of ...
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14209
We are seeking experienced Construction Project Manager professionals to oversee major public sector, university, healthcare, and utility construction projects. Positions include Project Managers and Field Engineers with experience in all phases of construction. These positions require strong communication and reporting skills as well as outstanding leadership capabilities. The successful candida...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: ECS is an award-winning consulting firm offering geotechnical and environmental engineering, construction materials testing and facilities consulting services. Founded in 1988, the firm is ranked by ENR among the top 100 engineering and environmental firms in the country. From our network of more than 40 offices strategically located across the United States, our expertise spans ...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: ECS is an award-winning consulting firm offering geotechnical and environmental engineering, construction materials testing and facilities consulting services. Founded in 1988, the firm is ranked by ENR among the top 100 engineering and environmental firms in the country. From our network of more than 40 offices strategically located across the United States, our expertise spans ...
Commercial Landscape Construction Production Manager The Commercial Landscape Construction Production Manager must be familiar with all aspects of company operations to include: customer service, production, estimating, scheduling, etc. This highly motivated individual must display the leadership capability to manage others on a daily basis while creating and maintaining a professional decorum an...
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENTS – Commercial and Residential Established and growing full service General Contractor seeks entrepreneurial minded Construction Superintendents to add to our growing team. This is an exciting time in our established company as we are experiencing record growth and are looking for the right visionaries to help lead our company. We need someone with at least 3 years of c...
Excellent Opportunity! Our client, one of the largest full service heavy equipment dealerships in the nation is seeking an ambitious; goal oriented Service Manager for Pasadena, TX. The Service Manager leads all service operations including: customer relations, P&L budgeting for the department, training of all service employees, overseeing the service technicians’ work area, prioritization of wo...
Cost Estimator Construction Job In Houston This large established construction cost firm, provides exceptional services to their clients' construction projects in the commercial, oil and gas, education and health industries. Due to the growth in the Houston market, this company now has a job available for an experienced Cost Estimator with previous cost consultancy or commercial construction ba...
Construction Support Coordinator Job Label:OPS - Construction Support - 211 This is your opportunity to work for Schumacher Homes, in Canton, OH, an award-winning custom on-your-lot home builder! Your first mission will be coming up to speed with our systems, processes, and procedures. As the Construction Support Coordinator for Schumacher Homes, you will: Enter/ Maintain Job Information in FAS...
Title: Superintendent, Commercial Construction I am working with a Commercial General Contractor in Savannah, GA that is looking to add a Superintendent to their team. My client has a great local reputation and exceptional relationships with local subcontractors. They are recognized as one of the top Design – Build ENR firms. They take pride in their integrity, honesty and client focused business...
Commerical Construction Controller Well established and growing commercial construction company is looking to hire a Controller. This person will be responsible for being the right hand to the owner and directing the activities to include job costing, general ledger, budgeting and financial statement preparation and review, and other special projects to support operations and management. Company ...

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