Construction Degree - Online and Campus Programs
How to Get Started in a Construction CareerWhile it is not required, most construction managers have a four-year degree, and many employers now prefer that it be a construction degree. While attending school, students receive construction training and learn management practices. Many construction managers find construction business classes to be helpful for their career. Construction engineers also have a four-year degree, with many having graduate degrees. Students take classes in construction engineering, mathematics, computers, and other subjects helpful in the engineering field. Construction engineers and managers have some of the highest salaries in the field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that engineers working in construction have a median annual salary of about $76,590, with the highest 10 percent making about $118,320. Construction managers do even better, with a median annual salary of about $76,590 and the highest 10 percent making around $151,630 per year. Salaries vary based on experience and training. Employment growth for construction engineers and managers is expected to be better than average over the next decade. Opportunities for civil engineers are projected to grow by as much as 24 percent, and construction manager opportunities are expected to grow by as much as 17 percent.
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