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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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San Francisco, CA, 94104
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...
Denver, CO, 80202
Civil Engineering Consulting firm seeks exp. Construction Materials Testing Technicians & Trainees, Construction Managers & Inspectors for road construction projects. Apply at EOE/M/F/V/D...
Palm Springs, CA, 92264
Engineering client is looking for a Field Construction Engineer for a 3-6+ month contract project assignment near Palm Gardens, California. You need 5+ years of engineering & construction experience in the energy industry and will support the assembly and construction of multiple wind turbines. Client will pay a per diem or expenses for candidates that are not local. Responsibilities for the Cons...
Syracuse, NY, 13202
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...
Wynnewood, PA
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...
Los Angeles, CA, 90001
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....
Berlin, CT, 06037
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...
Gaithersburg, MD, 20877
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...
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...
San Diego, CA
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...
Houston, TX, 77056
Construction Administrative Assistant– * MUST have previous construction experience * Create contracts for Subcontractors and Vendors * Filing * Billing * Assist Project Managers with deadlines and close-out books * Create files for new jobs and Vendors * Assist Receptionist with phone relief * Kept Subcontractor and Vendor files current with Insurance and Safety forms * Assist other Admi...
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Leading St. Louis heavy commercial construction contractor is seeking highly motivated Project Engineers, Bench Estimators, and Sales Reps to learn the commercial Insulation, Fire Stopping, Fire Proofing, Air Barrier and Weatherization business. If you have a construction degree and/or several years of construction estimating, project engineering, or project management experience this is a very re...
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Leading Northern California heavy commercial construction contractor is seeking highly motivated Project Engineers and Bench Estimators to learn the commercial Insulation, Fire Stopping, Fire Proofing, Air Barrier and Weatherization business. If you have a construction degree and/or several years of construction estimating, project engineering, or project management experience this is a very real ...
Littleton, CO, 80128
Job Description: Did you recently receive your degree in Construction Management? Have you been working as a Project Engineer for the last few years and your ready to take that next step in your career? A mid size general contractor in Central Denver is seeking someone just like YOU! This company is a mid size operator so they will teach you all of the ins and out of the construction business. T...
Denver, CO, 80202
Job Description: Have you ever said my dream job is "working for a company that values my experience but lets me have fun all at the same time?" If so, your dream has been answered. A local Denver based construction company is expanding and they need an experience Project Coordinator with experience in drywall or paint to support their team of Project Managers. This company is looking for someon...
Westminster, CO, 80031
Job Description: What motivates you? Could it be, time off, opportunities for growth or salary increase? What about working for a company that believes in their people and allows them the right to lead the way and make impactfull decisions for the company? A mid size electrical company in the Northern Denver area is currently seeking a well rounded Office Manager to take over all operations and ...
Our client has an immediate opportunity for a Construction Superintendent with ground-up project experience. This is an exceptional opportunity with a growing organization in Houston. Our client is looking for superintendents with a proven track record of successfully building projects from the ground up. In this role, you will report to a remote Senior Project Manager and you will be responsible ...
Indianapolis, IN, 46201
Faithful+Gould is looking for a mid level Scheduler with great P6 skills for a large project in Indianapolis, IN. This will be a long term project with a January start. The ideal candidate will have about 7-10 years of construction scheduling experience with office/commercial projects. Primavera P6 scheduling skills are required. We can support relocation or travel and local candidates encouraged ...

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