Career Outlook

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics* (BLS) estimates that the number of individuals employed in construction management and related fields will increase through 2022, primarily due to the need for improved national infrastructure, as well as population and business growth.

Although education was not historically mandatory in the field, in the near future education will be mandatory at the Undergraduate level. This is due to the increase in technology advances and construction processes become more complex.

Continuing education and training helps construction managers improve their job performance and their chances for advancement.

To ensure that projects are completed on time and under budget, firms are increasingly focusing on hiring construction managers. Furthermore, construction processes and building technology are becoming more complex, requiring greater oversight and spurring demand for specialized management personnel. Individuals with advanced education and training will have the best job prospects.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics: Construction Managers