About the job
Construction managers oversee all aspects of worksites and construction projects. They plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise all phases of construction from the start of a project to its completion.
What you'll do
Construction managers oversee most of the personnel working on construction sites. They develop a detailed construction schedule, and they coordinate with electricians, HVAC mechanics, and plumbers, among others, to ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget.
When beginning this career, a budding construction manager will likely work as an assistant under an experienced manager. He or she may stay in this position for a couple of months to a few years before being promoted to management.
Construction management is a unique field as many managers have worked their way up from trade or engineering positions, while others have earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management. Currently, certifications are not required, but they are becoming increasingly popular. When beginning his or her career, a construction manager will likely work as an assistant under an experienced manager. He or she may stay in this position for a couple of months to a few years before being promoted to management.
All the other details
Types of managers
- Project Managers
- Cost Estimators
What you'll get paid
The average starting salary is $91,370-$95,630 but will vary depending on experience and training.