The construction and building industry employs a considerable proportion of the population under its varied employment venues. Today, with the increase in awareness and education, jobs that require good qualifications are being paid alluring amounts. Knowing how to use software for construction management or knowing how to design buildings are examples of skills gained through greater education that the construction industry needs. The industry saw a great slump during the recession but has now recovered. . The industry promises to offer some very good career option in the coming years.
People have always been attracted to this sector owing to its little demand for educational qualifications. Today, with the increase in awareness and education, good qualification requiring jobs are being paid alluring amounts. For instance managerial, engineering, technical jobs, etc. have handsome remuneration. Here’s a round up of the best career options in construction sector:
1. Project Managers
Job Description: As senior project manager administers the construction project from its very beginning to its final step. The manager is liable for:
§ Project policies and guidelines.
§ Recruiting efficient staff and middle managers.
§ Coordinating work and making sure deadlines are followed.
§ Using the resources economically and wisely
§ Licensing and duties
Educational Qualification: A bachelor’s degree in Construction Science or a master’s degree in the same.Four-year degree holders in construction management or construction science would be preferred. The senior project manager should have a decent amount of experience-at least 4-5 years of experience working with a construction company.
Average Salary: $110,000- $125000, might get beyond this depending upon education, construction site and company.
Job Description: An architect’s job is to create competitive design for the building projects. He should also make sure that workers and supervisors strictly follow the approved plans. An architect not only plans constructions but also conceptualizes plans to renovate commercial, institutional and residential buildings.
Educational Qualification: A bachelors/masters degree or a diploma from an architectural school or any architectural internship.
Average Salary: Around $79,300. Salary might vary depending upon education, construction site and company.
3. Construction Manager
Job Description: A construction manager has the responsibility to plan, organize and coordinate the entire construction project from start to finish. The manager is liable for:
§ Preparing and submitting reports and budgets.
§ Submitting estimates and work schedules.
§ Hiring and coordinating with subcontractors and staff.
§ Monitoring progress.
§ Ensuring the project is completed on time and on budget.
Educational Qualification: A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Science, Civil Engineering or a diploma in Construction. Very important and extensive projects might require master’s degree with substantial experience.
Average Salary: $65,000-$101, 000. Variations might be depending upon education, construction site and company.
4. Civil Engineer
Job Description: Engineering is a much demanded education in various sectors. In construction sector civil engineers are deployed to plan, design, and direct construction of various structures. These structures are varied and include roads, dams, sewers, airports and bridges. Civil engineers might work for state/local governments’ projects apart from private companies.
Educational Qualification: A bachelor’s degree or civil engineering diploma aided with related experience is required.
Average Salary: $82,710 on average, variations depending as mentioned above.
5. First Line Supervisors
Job Description: First-line supervisors are required to administer the workers in skilled trades’ at a construction site. They have the responsible to read plans, manage equipment and schedule construction workers. They also share the responsibility for construction safety along with officials deployed specially for the same. In addition, they also estimate materials, resources, and coordinate with management. A heavy construction equipment supervisor supervises and coordinates the activities of workers in excavating, paving, drilling, grading, blasting and related areas.
Educational Qualification: An associate’s degree or diploma in construction science/ on-the-job construction experience.
Average Salary: $65,000 – $100,000, with dependent variations.
These are only a few; there are some other occupations with equally alluring benefits like: Construction Estimator, Construction Inspector, Plumbing, Carpenters, Masons, Pipefitters, Land Surveyor, Cement Mason & Concrete Finisher, Painter, and Glazier etc. You have a lot to choose from. Choose according to your natural skills set and make a great career out of it.
Author Bio: Alan Murfee is a Blogger,and marketing strategist who loves working. He has been in the Industrial sector for a while now and really admires the importance of Welding Safety Equipment and Construction safety.
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