Construction Management Career Paths

Once you have your Master of Construction Management degree, you’ll have opportunities to advance in your existing position or pursue another position as a construction manager leader at a higher level. Over the next decade, population and economic growth will result in the construction of new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other structures. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for construction managers is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, at 7%. Additionally, construction managers were making a median annual wage of $91,370. The need to improve portions of the national infrastructure will also spur employment growth as roads, bridges and systems are upgraded or replaced.

By earning a MS in Construction Management degree, you'll be prepared for a variety of management roles within the construction field, including:

  • Business development manager
  • Construction manager
  • Construction foreman
  • Construction superintendent
  • Estimator
  • General contractor
  • Project executive
  • Project manager
  • Project superintendent
  • Scheduler

Construction managers often work from a main office but also visit the construction site, where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. Daily responsibilities may include working with owners, contractors or design professionals; planning, scheduling or coordinating construction project budgets, schedules and activities; and inspecting or reviewing projects to monitor compliance with safety codes and environmental regulations.

Our dedicated College of Engineering Director of Career Services, Ann Helmers, is ready to speak with you about the possibilities that lie ahead for you within this ever-evolving field. 

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