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Construction managers plan, direct and manage projects in both residential and commercial construction, from home building and remodeling to constructing office buildings, roads, bridges, airports, dams and more.
Skills of a successful construction manager include:
Students earning an associate degree in Construction Management may find work as:
Whatever the project, construction managers keep the process on track and within budget. Working closely with architects, engineers, owners and the various contractors on a job, the construction manager’s duties are varied, challenging and rewarding, both emotionally and financially. Other career options include estimating, field engineering, project scheduling and other management positions, both at the general contractor level and for specialty contractors such as mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors.
Other Construction-Related CareersOther construction-related career opportunities may be available to you if you choose to pursue an associate degree or certificate in one of our other construction-related programs.
Salaries and Job GrowthAmerica’s Career Infonet gives detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities and recommended education for jobs in fields using construction management skills, which — depending on your continued experience and level of education — may include:
Though salaries may vary, according to America’s Career Infonet, these occupations include the following salaries in Texas: