This year is a good year to be in the construction business. As the industry is experiencing recovery, steady growth is expected. According to the New York Times, “almost a quarter of the jobs — about 58,000 — coming from construction.” Heavy and civil engineering construction added 15,000 jobs and specialty trade contractors added 36,000 jobs. This is the biggest increase since March 2007.
The Labor Department remains optimistic about the future as well. It predicts overall employment growth of 13.6 percent, or almost 520,000 new jobs by the year 2024.
U.S. News and World Report lists Construction Manager as the number one job of top construction positions. They state the median salary was $87,400 in 2015, but some people made as much as $155,200 for the year in the position. The magazine states such a role is “ideal for someone who has a general interest in building and design.” Duties for a construction manager range from start to finish, as they are responsible for obtaining work permits, hiring and keeping on schedule.
Construction Project Manager also earned a top 50 spot in the report for Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America. With a base salary of $85,000, the employment website currently lists more than 1,900 openings for this job title. Men and women interested in the construction industry should find this rise very promising, especially in a time when the business sees a shortage in such workers.
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