Construction managers oversee building teams, ensuring projects are organized and on track for completion. They also conduct budget estimates, establish schedules, and set construction milestones.
You’ll need a university degree in civil engineering or construction technology. If you want to become a manager, you’ll have to work your way up through the ranks.
Construction managers are paid according to experience. They make a median salary of $83,000, which has increased 14% over the past five years.
There’s been an upward trend in the number of construction managers in recent years, but it’s employment heavily reliant on economic growth. A housing bust would hit this sector hard.
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