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.
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%
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.
4. Computer-related courses
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.