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Managers in Construction and Transportation

What they do?

Construction managers plan and direct the operations of organizations engaged in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial construction.

Residential home builders and renovators plan and direct the activities of their own companies. They prepare bids for projects; consult with customers, architects, and engineers; employ subcontractors; prepare work schedules; and oversee work.

Transportation managers of operations plan and direct the operations of companies such as airlines, railways, and municipal transit systems. They set policies/standards, including safety procedures for handling dangerous goods, and oversee the dispatch of vehicles, vessels, and aircraft.

Transportation managers of freight traffic plan and direct companies responsible for coordinating, arranging, and monitoring the transportation/movement of goods.

Where they find work?

1. Construction - 66.0%
2. Transportation and warehousing - 20.0%
3. Architectural engineering and related services - 2.0%
4. Public administration - 2.0%
5. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 1.0%
6. Wholesale trade - 1.0%
7. Real estate and rental and leasing - 1.0%

What education do I need?

1. Educational requirements vary, depending on your area of work.

2. To be a construction manager, you usually need a college diploma in construction technology or a university degree in civil engineering and several years' experience.

3. To be a residential home builder or renovator, you usually need extensive experience in residential construction.

4. To be a transportation manager of operations, you usually need a bachelor's degree in business administration or engineering; several years' experience, including supervisory experience; and certification as a commercial pilot, vessel master or other transportation operator. Extensive experience as a supervisor/operator in a particular mode of transportation may replace formal education.

5. To be a transportation manager of freight traffic, you need a high school diploma and you may also need a college diploma or university degree in business or transportation administration. You need several years' experience related to freight traffic.

6. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a undergraduate unversity degree.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. Business
3. Geography
4. Computer-related courses

What can you expect to make:

Hourly wages ($28.94) are above the national average ($18.07). These earnings are close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment sector. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Managers in Construction and Transportation wages

Expected Wage by Age

Managers in Construction and Transportation Wage By Age

Unemployment:

2% of Managers in Construction and Transportation are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for management occupations.

Unemployment

Managers in Construction and Transportation Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Managers in Construction and Transportation Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Managers in Construction and Transportation is considered Above Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($28.94) are above the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (2%) is below the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Above Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of Managers in Construction and Transportation are found in Alberta and Ontario while the lowest concentrations are in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Quebec.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (14%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Quality control management

2. Business management

3. Entrepreneurship skills

Part Time Workers

Managers in Construction and Transportation Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


7% of Managers in Construction and Transportation are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 137,200 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 36% since 1997. The percentage of part-time workers is 7% compared to the 2004 average (19%) and has risen since 1997.

Age Demographics

Managers in Construction and Transportation Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The relatively low percentage of younger workers suggests few entry-level job openings, and could point to a greater need for workers with experience or a number of years of training. The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average retirement age (62).

Self Employed

Managers in Construction and Transportation Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 71% of Managers in Construction and Transportation are self-employed. This is considered The percentage of self-employed workers (71%) is above the 2004 average of 15% and has risen since 1997. for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Managers in Construction and Transportation Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


10% of the individuals employed as Managers in Construction and Transportation are women. Compared to other industries, this is The percentage of women (10%) is below the 2004 average of 48% and has stayed about the same since 1997. .