Work areas in this profession include project management, building technology, construction science, land development, real estate, finance and marketing – from project start to completion. Construction management has the highest average salary in the U.S. architecture, engineering and construction industry. The national average pay is $115K, varying by experience and position.
Students will have many career options in the construction industry, such as:
Virtual design/construction manager.
Green building auditor.
Project controls manager.
Pursuing a graduate degree is also a viable option after graduation.
Students will have the opportunity to connect with leading companies in the U.S. via the annual Construction Management Career Fair. This event helps to expose students to job opportunities in many construction industry sectors, including commercial, residential and infrastructure in locations across the nation. Students can gain professional construction management experience through internships. These experiences will occur with agencies and businesses related to the student’s area of interest within the construction industry.
Opportunities for professional certificates to prepare for leadership in the industry are also available, including Construction Safety and Health Certificate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; LEED Green Associate credential; Associate Construction Certification from the American Institute of Constructors; and Certified Green Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders.
Faculty members and advisors maintain close relationships with construction management companies, which can help with internships, scholarships and employment in this industry.
Construction Management senior, Alex Beem, received the Outstanding Student Award from the NAHB Student Chapter in Las Vegas, on Jan 22. Join us in congratulating Alex regarding this great achievement!
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