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Construction Manager

About

Construction Managers plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Education Required

  • Bachelors Degree

Salaries

Median Annual Salary: $88,910
Starting Annual Salary: $55,640
Senior Annual Salary: $140,130

common Majors or Possible Apprenticeships

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management

What Work You'll Do

  • Apply green building strategies to reduce energy costs or minimize carbon output or other sources of harm to the environment.
  • Contract or oversee craft work, such as painting or plumbing.
  • Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.
     

Things You Need to Know

  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning.

Abilities You'll Need to Have

Major Skills:
  • Problem Solving
Additional Skills:
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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At a Glance

Education Required

  • Bachelors Degree

Salaries

Median Annual Salary:
$88,910

Starting Annual Salary:
$55,640

Senior Annual Salary:
$140,130


common Majors or Possible Apprenticeships

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management