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William goes in-depth with his story about being a carpenter who has moved up the ladder to become a construction supervisor. He shares what he likes most and what he finds most challenging about his present job. He also talks about the class he took in high school which set him on course to his present job. He also describes the limitations high school dropouts face in the construction field.

Degree: Engineering
Job Title: Construction Superintendent

Job Summary: Construction Project Managers

Job Description

Construction project managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from early development to completion.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

The Construction Management Association of America awards the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation to workers who have the required experience and who pass a technical exam. Applicants for this certification must also complete a self-study course that covers the professional role of a construction manager, legal issues, the allocation of risk, and other topics related to construction management.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Construction Management Association of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$50,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Likes working with hands, Organizational skills, Teamwork

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m='23855'>on</span> <span m='23952'>the</span> <span m='24050'>same</span> <span m='24290'>page</span> <span m='24800'>and</span> <span m='26370'>to</span> <span m='26880'>complete</span> <span m='27680'>the</span> <span m='27790'>task</span> <span m='28360'>that's</span> <span m='28530'>at</span> <span m='28960'>hand.</span> </p><p><span m='30764'>Wood shop</span> <span m='31236'>in high school.</span> <span m='33124'>But</span> <span m='33596'>I was in</span> <span m='34068'>wood shop</span> <span m='34540'>in high school,</span> <span m='34740'>working</span> <span m='34870'>with</span> <span m='35110'>wood</span> <span m='35815'>and</span> <span m='36230'>actually</span> <span m='36525'>driving</span> <span m='36820'>down the</span> <span m='37120'>freeway and</span> <span m='38010'>seeing</span> <span m='38290'>people</span> <span m='38540'>build</span> <span m='38800'>bridges</span> <span m='39210'>and</span> <span m='39290'>stuff</span> <span m='39580'>like</span> <span m='39750'>that,</span> <span m='40030'>I figured</span> <span m='40497'>that's</span> <span m='40964'>what I'm</span> <span m='41431'>going to</span> <span m='41900'>do.</span> <span m='42640'>If</span> <span m='42770'>you</span> <span m='42870'>don't</span> <span m='43120'>have</span> <span m='43280'>a</span> <span m='43390'>GED or</span> <span m='43660'>a</span> <span m='43920'>high</span> <span m='44090'>school</span> <span m='44330'>diploma,</span> <span m='44630'>it</span> <span m='44930'>tends</span> <span m='45401'>to</span> <span m='45872'>be a little bit difficult as</span> <span m='46343'>far</span> <span m='47285'>as</span> <span m='47756'>getting into the</span> <span m='48698'>skill</span> <span m='49169'>trades.</span> <span m='49640'>As far as getting</span> <span m='50111'>in</span> <span m='50582'>as a laborer,</span> <span m='51060'>that's</span> <span m='51375'>not</span> <span m='51990'>a</span> <span m='52060'>problem.</span> <span m='52480'>But</span> <span m='52670'>labor</span> <span m='52945'>maxes</span> <span m='53220'>out at</span> <span m='53280'>a</span> <span m='53615'>certain</span> <span m='53950'>pay</span> <span m='54330'>and never</span> <span m='54760'>really</span> <span m='55010'>makes</span> <span m='55450'>it to the</span> <span m='56280'>level</span> <span m='56570'>that I'm</span> <span m='56670'>at.</span> <span m='57948'>Usually</span> <span m='58386'>a</span> <span m='58824'>carpenter</span> <span m='59262'>is the one</span> <span m='59700'>that</span> <span m='60138'>makes it to the level</span> <span m='60580'>I'm at.</span> </p><p><span m='61440'>And</span> <span m='61520'>position that</span> <span m='62140'>I'm</span> <span m='62250'>in,</span> <span m='64090'>there's</span> <span m='64250'>a</span> <span m='64300'>lot</span> <span m='64519'>of</span> <span m='64580'>time</span> <span m='64910'>involved.</span> <span m='65480'>I mean,</span> <span m='65785'>it's not</span> <span m='66090'>like</span> <span 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