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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: More Women Are Getting Hired In This Industry

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Tammy shares more about her job as a Construction Project Manager. She describes what likes most about her job and what she finds most challenging. She also talks about the key step she took to get into her present job: during the interview she liked what the people and the idea of being able to go through and read the construction plans for the project.

Job Title: Construction Project Manager

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

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<span m='8720'>challenging?</span> </p><p><span m='9930'>Resolving</span> <span m='10400'>those</span> <span m='10590'>problems.</span> </p><p><span m='11460'>When</span> <span m='11840'>I</span> <span m='11920'>interviewed--</span> <span m='12470'>it</span> <span m='12530'>was</span> <span m='12680'>during</span> <span m='12900'>my</span> <span m='13050'>interview.</span> <span m='13480'>I</span> <span m='13580'>liked</span> <span m='13800'>the</span> <span m='13900'>company</span> <span m='14380'>that</span> <span m='14530'>I</span> <span m='14590'>was</span> <span m='14780'>interviewing</span> <span m='15350'>with.</span> <span m='15560'>I</span> <span m='15620'>liked</span> <span m='15850'>the</span> <span m='15940'>people.</span> <span m='16830'>I</span> <span m='16860'>liked</span> <span m='17090'>the</span> <span m='17260'>idea</span> <span m='18190'>of</span> <span m='18380'>being</span> <span m='18670'>able</span> <span m='18970'>to</span> <span m='19250'>read</span> <span 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m='29710'>being</span> <span m='29930'>hired</span> <span m='30300'>every</span> <span m='30620'>day</span> <span m='30800'>in</span> <span m='30890'>the</span> <span m='30980'>construction</span> <span m='31510'>industry.</span> </p><p><span m='32280'>Now</span> <span m='32509'>I</span> <span m='32640'>have</span> <span m='32800'>my</span> <span m='32940'>cell</span> <span m='33180'>phone</span> <span m='33460'>on,</span> <span m='33790'>so</span> <span m='33920'>there's</span> <span m='34110'>a</span> <span m='34170'>lot</span> <span m='34350'>of</span> <span m='34420'>times</span> <span m='34720'>that</span> <span m='34880'>I</span> <span m='34920'>have</span> <span m='35100'>to</span> <span m='35180'>answer</span> <span m='35520'>calls</span> <span m='35860'>in</span> <span m='35940'>the</span> <span m='36100'>evenings.</span> <span m='36580'>But</span> <span m='36650'>usually</span> <span m='37070'>my</span> <span m='37270'>workload</span> <span m='38030'>is</span> <span m='38200'>between</span> <span m='38550'>7:00 and</span> <span m='38960'>4:00.</span> <span m='39670'>Because</span> <span m='40020'>it's</span> <span m='40160'>the</span> <span m='40250'>same</span> <span m='40520'>time</span> <span m='40850'>as</span> <span m='40960'>the</span> <span m='41050'>guys</span> <span m='41330'>are out</span> <span m='41530'>here</span> <span m='41650'>working</span> <span m='41970'>on</span> <span m='42080'>construction.</span> <span m='43230'>So</span> <span m='43430'>sometimes</span> <span m='43900'>there's</span> <span m='44050'>overtime</span> <span m='44550'>involved.</span> <span m='44890'>Sometimes</span> <span m='45310'>there's</span> <span m='45460'>a</span> <span m='45500'>little</span> <span m='45660'>bit of</span> <span m='45860'>Saturdays.</span> <span m='46350'>But</span> <span m='46470'>most</span> <span m='46730'>of</span> <span m='46770'>my</span> <span m='46860'>work</span> <span m='47390'>is</span> <span m='47530'>between</span> <span 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