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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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Construction Estimator, Commercial Construction A large Construction Management firm, based in the Midwest, is looking for a Commercial Construction Estimator for their Cleveland, OH location. This company has enjoyed tremendous success for decades, operating in diverse commercial and industrial markets with services in design/build and construction management. Relocation assistance is available....
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 Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent fo...
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 Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superinten...
Construction Superintendents are needed for a leading EPC organization. The Construction Superintendents are responsible for overseeing construction personnel and interfacing with general contractors for a solar construction project. Qualified candidates must have 5+ years’ of construction superintendent experience, 2+ of which are with solar projects. This is a contract opportunity located in the...
Construction & Design Dept - Superintendent/Construction Manager (Husband and Wife Team Welcome) This position will require someone with: • Retail /Commercial Site and Building Construction Experience • Experience Managing Multiple Subcontractors • Excellent Communication Skills • 2-3 years’ Experience as a Construction Superintendent • Ability to Travel Nationally The basic duties of t...
An engineering and construction client has an immediate need for a Design Coordinator responsible for serving as primary POC on the planning and development of Design / Build Scopes of Work (SOW) in Adams County, PA. This is a contract to direct hire position. Local candidates only as there is no per diem or relocation available for this position. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager Su...
Company Confidential Simi Valley, CA, 93065
General contractor is seeking construction superintendents for new commercial construction projects in Simi Valley, CA. Qualifications for job include: Having substantial experience in the construction industry in a prior position that required the exercise of judgment and discretion. Having at least 10 years of experience in commercial construction. Having at least five 5 years management experie...
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...
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...
Large Utility has an immediate need in the Central US for a Electrical Construction Lead. This position is an integral part of the project team with expertise in construction techniques. The Construction Lead will be assigned one or more projects and is expected to perform them independently given the expectations for the work and the desired results. This is a contract position expected to last 1...
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...
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...
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...
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