Construction careers are not about sitting in a cubicle all day, nor are they only about hard and dirty labor.  Today’s construction careers demand problem-solving, use of technology, and people skills.

Construction is a team effort that involves complex systems that must work together to build a house, school, hospital, or stadium. If you enjoy problem solving, using your hands, and being part of a team, the construction industry might be the profession for you.

You can advance as far in the construction industry as your talents, willingness to learn,  and abilities can take you.  Check out the career paths in the chart below.

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Skilled or Basic Trade
(2-5 Years)
Wage: $15-$38 hourly

Missouri Women in Trades

St. Louis Construction Cooperative

Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture

Area Architectural Programs

MO S&T

SIUE Construction

University of Central Missouri

Responsibility for organization tasks, ensuring team safety at boots-on-the-ground level.

The Right Stuff: What It Takes to Be a Construction Foreman

Typically assigned simple or lower- level tasks. Orientation with safety protocols and company procedures.

Provides support to the project leadership.

Assistant Project Manager Sample Job Description

The superintendent has on-site responsibility for scheduling, safety, and budget.

Construction-Related Positions and Descriptions

Construction Superintendent VS. Project Manager

Healthcare superintendent at Korte

Positions include Comptroller, Director of Estimating, Business Development Director, VP of Human Resources, VP of Operations.

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