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Construction Manager

Career Overview

Construction Managers supervise every aspect of a construction project, including the planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating of the activities involved in the project.

Education

A four-year bachelor's degree in construction management, construction science, engineering, architecture, or a related field is generally required for one to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$55,240 /yr
$93,370 /yr
$161,510 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Electronics
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
  • Science - as much as possible, including psychology!
  • Foreign Languages
Work Environment

Construction Managers work for construction and engineering companies. Construction managers may work out of a main office as well as an office at the construction site. They may travel between multiple construction sites. They may also be required to work many hours because of tight deadlines.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Trends in this occupation is closely tied to trends in the construction industry.

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References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada