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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...
Civil Engineering Consulting firm seeks exp. Construction Materials Testing Technicians & Trainees, Construction Managers & Inspectors for road construction projects. Apply at www.rocksol.com EOE/M/F/V/D...
Fortune Wireless Telecom Carrier Seeking Telecom Construction Project Manager to be based out of Syracuse, NY area. Position includes PAID MILEAGE to and from all cell sites as needed. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager This position will require a well-rounded individual familiar with Managing all phases of Telecom Construction for New Site Construction, as well as, site expansion a...
Job Details: Large commercial construction management firm seeks a Project Manager with large scale, multi-million dollar type project experience! My client is a leading general constructor and construction management firm in the Mid-Atlantic region. They have an immediate need for a PM with strong P & L responsibilities and management abilities in leading high profile projects! Call Dan Gallagh...
This stable organization offers excellent benefits and growth opportunity for a professional with a minimum of a one year of experience in a commercial construction company in an accounting capacity. This newly created position is perfect for an individual who likes a fast-paced, growing environment within the construction industry. As the Accountant with this company, you will be responsible for ...
A top real estate development firm is looking for a Project Engineer in the Los Angeles area to assist with large commercial construction projects. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a Project Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Construction Engineering or Construction Management. This is a contract position with the potential to be brought on full time....
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...
Client that designs & constructs heavy industrial plants in the petrochemical industry is looking for a Manager of Field Construction for their project execution division. You need 15-20+ years of experience supporting heavy industrial plant EPC projects and some specific construction experience supporting gas processing (natural gas, ethane recovery, sulfur, hydrocarbon, nitrogen rejection, gas t...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Construction Project Manager Institutional Group Gaithersburg, MD Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Construction Project Manager Institutional Group Gaithersburg, MD Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Project Manager - with 5 plus years institutional construction experience in...
CONSTRUCTION - Experienced Head Carpenters and Construction Laborers needed. Call 724-860-8707...
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...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10001
Growing General construction company looking for a Superintendent & a Project Manager with a minimum of 10 years experience in commercial construction. We are a Manhattan based company. Salaries and benefits are open. Fax resume to 646-365-0013...
Hirani Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. is looking for an Construction Engineer or Senior Construction Engineer. The Construction Engineer coordinates, inspects, and controls the work of PM construction. Ensures that quality workmanship is maintained at all times and in accordance with applicable construction procedures, methods, codes and specifications. Supports project implementation and c...
Construction - Assistant Project Managers (2): Pittsford, MA & Dewitt, NY An excellent regional construction management company needs an Assistant Project Manager for several locations to assist the Site Superintendent with all general day-to-day duties including overseeing all sub contractors, work with owners, scheduling, and quality control of hotel projects. Review jobs costs with site superi...
Company Confidential Chattanooga, TN, 37343
We are currently seeking an experienced Field Project Superintendant. Our Construction Superintendent would be expected to work on job sites located throughout the southeastern United States. Job responsibility is to include the daily on-site management of construction jobs. Must be able to read and clarify plans. Must be able to manage and coordinate the work of all subcontractors on the job si...
Summary Maintenance B reports directly to the Maintenance Manager with the primary responsibilities of assisting skilled maintenance staff in performing maintenance, repair and some construction activities. The Maintenance B will perform routine maintenance with little to no supervision. Primary Responsibilities · Comply with all Uniform Components Health, Safety, and Environmental policies and...
Solar Electrical Systems is Southern California’s Top Ten solar installer is seeking a strong candidate to fill immediate openings for solar installers. Solar Electrical Systems is looking to add to our installation team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable on the roof, handling power tools and have strong, proven experience in outside construction. Apprentice Framers, Roofers and Electricians...
Estimator TDC Waterproofing and Restoration, LLC - Houston, TX In search of a full-time, experienced estimator. Must have knowledge of the construction and waterproofing industry. Must have construction management knowledge and skills. Must be able to read blueprints & perform take offs. Familiarity with On Center Software is a plus. At least 3 years experience required....
Position Overview A person that is able to design, estimate and manage the electrical portion of a commercial, institutional or retail construction project. This person has to have a positive attitude and be team player. Position requires the ability to work on both design/build and design/bid/build projects. Duties of Position · Review existing conditions and evaluate for possible electrical s...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43209
About the Job A privately-held, company is looking for a Construction/Facilities Project Manager to manage its real estate portfolio in the Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. This individual would work out of the company’s headquarters office in Columbus and may require some light travel as needed. The company is a dynamic, growth-oriented investment company that is increasing its growth in re...

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