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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...
Job Description: Construction Project Manager seeking a candidate with 3 years of experience in underground construction, 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 managing the pr...
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...
Job Details: Construction Estimator - Construction Project Manager Established construction management firm seeks estimator with 3 to 8 years of experience. A background in construction takeoff estimating is highly desired. Experience with big box or industrial construction is highly desired. Construction takeoff software skills. A degree in construction management or civil engineering. Great op...
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...
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 Estimator / Project Manager Heavy Civil Construction (Nashville, TN) Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Blakley Construction, a Nashville-based Heavy Civil/Water/Wastewater Construction Company, is seeking qualified candidates to fill an immediate position as an Estimator / Project Manager. The foundation of Blakley Construction Services, LLC is doing the right th...
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...
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Johnson Controls, Inc....
Company Information Habitat for Humanity Kansas City is the seventh oldest affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). As part of an international movement, we strive to provide hope and opportunity for hard-working families seeking a safe, welcoming home as a foundation for their success. We accomplish this by bringing people together from all walks of life to work in transforming ne...
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...
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...
Description Thompson Thrift Construction is seeking a construction superintendent to compliment its staff of multifamily construction professionals. Qualified applicants will have a strong background in all types of ground-up and remodel work including steel, wood and concrete multifamily structures. We are also looking for a construction superintendent with a strong background in multifamily con...
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...
We are looking for a production person who wants to be full time at the computer making the construction documents great. The person would receive the concept from a senior architect and would execute the technical aspects of designing every detail and section to ensure that the subcontractors know exactly what to build and the sales manager knows exactly what to sell. This position would interact...

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