What Can You Do With A Major In Construction Management?

Construction Managers are responsible for planning and directing construction projects. They inspect the construction, alteration, and repair of structures to make sure that they meet the terms of the regulations and contract specifications. They manage the equipment and any permits, licenses and contracts needed to carry out the specific plans of a construction project. They work for federal, state, or local governments and usually work in settings such as construction firms, architectural offices, governmental agencies, developmental firms, and at colleges and technical schools.


Some Related Career Titles 

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).


Entry Level Jobs 



Engineering Tech





2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree 

Assistant Project Engineering

Project Engineering


Operation Manager


General Career Directions

  • Assistant Project Engineer
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Proposal Writer
  • Cost Control Engineer
  • Estimator
  • Inspector


  • Land Acquisition Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Scheduler
  • Project Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
  • Surveyor




Typical Employers/Work Settings  


  • Building Automation/HVAC
  • Building Inspection
  • Building Supplies Wholesale
  • Business Management
  • Commercial Construction
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Estimation


  • Construction Management
  • Construction Surveillance
  • Recruiter/Construction Industry
  • Green Construction
  • Residential Construction
  • Real Estate Development
  • Self Employment



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Beginning Salary Range 

Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $76,000 - From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

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Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

American Institute of Constructors
Associated Builders and Contractors 
Associated General Contractors of America 
Construction Financial Management Association
Construction Management Association of America  



Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases 

http://www.constructionmanagementdegree.com/handy-twitter-accounts/ -Construction Management Degree a site dedicated to construction education and resources. I found 105 great construction related twitter accounts



Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Building Construction and other related programs
University of North Florida 
Florida International University  
University of Central Florida

National Programs - Master of Building Construction and other related programs

University of Kansas 

Other resources for graduate program research





Link To UNF Program 

The  College of Computing, Engineering and Construction  at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction.