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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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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...
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 SUMMARY: The Lead Superintendent has primary responsibility to supervise and manage jobsite construction activities for the physical construction of new apartment home projects. He/she supervises the on-site Assistant Superintendents, subcontractors, vendors and punch-out staff assigned to the projects. The primary duties are as follows: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Personnel: Supervises the activ...
City: Dodge City State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67801 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utilit...
Harrison Construction Company Job Requisition ID: 63729 Job Type: Other Work Time: Internship City: Knoxville State: Tennessee (US-TN) Postal/Zip Code: 37914 TN-NC ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Construction Management Intern-TN Tired of browsing the classifieds? Job searches unsuccessful? Look no further, Harrison...
Harrison Construction Company Job Requisition ID: 63728 Job Type: Other Work Time: Internship City: Candler State: North Carolina (US-NC) Postal/Zip Code: 28715 NC-TN ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Construction Management Intern-NC Tired of browsing the classifieds? Job searches unsuccessful? Look no further, Harri...
BBRG is seeking a Construction Project Manager. Position is able to sit in Columbus, Ohio or Cleveland, Ohio. Visit www.WorkAtBrio.com or www.WorkAt.Bravo.com to apply! Our Mission: “At BBRG, we strive to be the Best Italian Restaurant Company in America, and we want our people to know they work with the best. We will develop loyal, lifelong Guests by delivering the highest quality food and serv...
Manpower is currently hiring a Painter-Construction for one of our clients in Omaha, NE! Job Details: Loading and unloading racks Prepare metal parts prior to washing - removing marker, deburr holes and edges Roll paint carts to wash bay and wash with spray wand Put carts in and out of ovens after washing and after powder coating QUALIFICATIONS: High school Diploma/GED or equivalent.If you ...
Company Confidential Northfield, IL, 60093
Residential Construction Project Manager North Shore custom homebuilder is looking for a seasoned project manager to supervise all aspects of residential new construction and remodel projects. Job Responsibilities: ➢ Day to day jobsite operations of multiple residential projects. ➢ Ensure the quality of production while remaining on or ahead of schedule? ➢ Secure a Building Permit & Final Cer...
Construction Crewmember I Constructs, builds, repairs, and inspects Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks to provide voice, video, and data to residential and commercial customers. Coordinates with other utilities for permits, joint trench, pole applications, and service issues. Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions Constructs new and rebuilds aerial hardware including strand placement, t...
Job Description: This Construction Office Manager Position Features: Rewarding Environment Variety of Duties Great Pay to $60K Looking for a skilled office manager for a construction company in Oakland. Candidate will run day to day office functions including managing staff and directing activities. Candidate will provide administrative support to the project team, processing and tracking bid...
Don't look at another job until you check out The Master's Touch. The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business in a 19 Billion a Year Industry! Will you be next? No experience necessary, we finance, provide complete hands-on training and lifetime technical support. You can get started with as little as $2,000 dollars down. CLICK APPLY BELOW to learn mo...
Don't look at another job until you check out The Master's Touch. The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business in a 19 Billion a Year Industry! Will you be next? No experience necessary, we finance, provide complete hands-on training and lifetime technical support. You can get started with as little as $2,000 dollars down. CLICK APPLY BELOW to learn mo...
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE Commercial Construction Des Moines, Iowa Victaulic has led the industry for more than 85 years and continues to grow our outside sales team. At Victaulic, we don’t sit back and enjoy success. We move forward and strive to grow. Victaulic, the global leader in mechanical pipe joining innovations, has the most tenured, largest and best-trained sales team in the ind...
About Us Based in Silicon Valley, MTM Building Group Inc. thrived for 30+ years as a construction contracting company, but expanded services in 2006 to meet the growing demand for high-quality living in the South Bay as well as throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. We are a full service construction consultancy, staffed with experts to build custom homes, and/or high-density/light commer...
About Us Based in Silicon Valley, MTM Building Group Inc. thrived for 30+ years as a construction contracting company, but expanded services in 2006 to meet the growing demand for high-quality living in the South Bay as well as throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. We are a full service construction consultancy, staffed with experts to build custom homes, and/or high-density/light commer...
Position Description: Sargent & Lundy's Construction Support Services Devision currently has an opportunity for a Construction Management Transmission Line Engineer. Primary Responsibility: Perform overall construction management of the installation of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line or perform overall construction coordination and QA/QC of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line project. Addition...

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