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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...
A construction company is seeking 3 Construction/Site Managers with backgrounds in substation, power transmission environments. These are 6+ month contract positions with possibility for extension. Local candidates only as no per diem is available. Locations are Atlantic City, NJ; Boise, ID; and West Texas border. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager Managing productivity and other rele...
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: Las Vegas, Nevada Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and ...
Immediate need for Civil Superintendent at a well established and industry leader in constructing large scale electrical utility projects across the US. The Civil Superintendent is responsible to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and report the on-site civil construction management activities. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of five years experience in civil or excavation construction man...
Construction Project Manager/Construction Manager: Work as part of a project team assisting with development of scope and schedule for project work. Provides excellent client service, contributes to growth of company, enhances own professional and personal skills, and meets assigned financial targets. Responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accountin...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Senior Estimator - Construction Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $100,000 - $140,000 Apply Apply Senior Estimator - Construction Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $100,000 - $140,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Senior Estimator - Construction with experience, please read on! The Senior Estimator is responsi...
Company Confidential Bath, PA, 18014
General A Long standing Lehigh Valley Equal Opportunity construction firm is looking to hire experienced CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN, PIPE FOREMEN, HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, CONSTRUCTION LABORS, CONCRETE FINISHERS, TRUCK DRIVERS, & PIPE LAYERS to complete a large 6 year project which is now under contract and will begin March 30th. Salary can be up to $30 an hour with a full benefit package de...
Job Description: Construction Project Manager seeking a candidate with 3 years of experience in underground construction, pipeline, meeting deadlines, self-motivated, detail oriented; have above average interpersonal skills and have excellent follow-through capability. Support Project Managers on multiple projects in all aspects of the construction process --- from estimating the project to manag...
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...
We are a family owned General Contracting/Construction Management company that has been in business for 23 years handling all commercial projects. Our work consists throughout the Tri-State area, but mostly NJ/NY. Our company is growing. Responsibilities • Read/Understand Blueprints • Conduct meetings • Manage employee/labor relations • Manage employee/subcontractors performance • Run safety...
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...
Construction Superintendent, Commercial Construction A large CM/GC based in the Midwest is looking for a Commercial Construction Superintendent for their VA projects. This position is based in Fredericksburg, VA with limited travel throughout the region. This company has enjoyed tremendous success for decades, operating in diverse commercial and industrial markets with services in design/build an...
Concrete Construction Inspector / Lab Technicians / ACI Concrete Technician / Construction Inspector Part Time Position, however expected to work around 40 hours per week (estimated 2 year duration) Location : Lehighton, PA & Trenton, NJ - (Two Locations) Note : Office is based out of Long Island, NY (Employee will not need to report to the office) Requirements : - Must Possess : o ACI Concr...
Frankel Staffing Partners has an immediate opportunity available with our client, a general contracting company, in the Durham area. This is a rapidly-expanding and highly successful company working on high profile projects. Seek exceedingly capable candidate to assume this challenging and fast-paced role. We're seeking a top-notch Administrative Assistant to support their team with a diverse ra...
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...
Lochridge-Priest, Inc. Position Summary Lochridge-Priest is locally owned and operated, and is the largest provider of residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning services in Central Texas. We’ve been serving Central Texas as a Lennox Dealer since 1963. With offices in Waco, Temple, and Corsicana and over 300 dedicated employees we’re dedicated to serving your home and business comfo...
Commercial Construction Superintendent About the Job SUMMARY OF POSITION: Commercial Superintendent(s) with experience supervising commercial construction projects and open store remodels. Applicants must be qualified to oversee a full range of projects from new construction to finish-out and renovations. REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates must have an established reputation of integrity, qua...
Safway Services has been a leader in scaffolding services and access solutions in North America since 1936. Our branch network has expanded to more than 85 company-owned locations aided by 4,000 employees throughout North America. The Construction Manager is responsible for safely completing construction projects in accordance with Safway safety guidelines, ANSI, federal, and state laws. Essenti...
Seeking proven Construction Manager/General Superintendent with 10+ years of experience managing the construction of multi-million dollar highway and civil infrastructure projects. Design-build experience is a must as well as a proven track record of managing multiple crews and other Superintendents. Should be able to show results in ensuring work is well planned, executed and with exceptional qua...
Company Confidential Galveston, TX, 77550
DescriptionJob is located in Galveston/Houston TX areas, doing business in surrounding Counties. A rapidly growing custom home builder is searching for a driven, results oriented individual with the knowledge and experience needed to fill the position of the Production Manager. Looking to start immediately. Job Summary Production Manager is responsible for Construction Operations and the day-t...

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