Construction Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Construction managers provide construction, survey and design, and electrical engineering expertise across a broad spectrum of construction operations in a variety of units. They coordinate and plan the development and support of military construction programs and maintain technical liaison with systems commands and fleet commands on facilities logistic problems.

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Work Environment

Construction managers work indoors and outdoors on construction sites.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Nonresidential Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Building Equipment Contractors
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Construction Managers in the Military

29,236

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Salary

Average Salary

$80,326

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 76%
  • Some college 12%
  • Master's degree 4%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Construction managers may have an education in engineering or management. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. In addition, construction managers receive specialized training, both on-the-job and in the classroom, to oversee military engineering projects. Job-specific training content may include: Contract managementPublic works (e.g., utilities)AdministrationMilitary-specific construction topics (e.g., breaching structures)

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Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Design
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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