First-line Supervisor: Construction & Trade Workers
Median Annual Salary
Why It’s HOT
Here's why this job is just so dang hot.
The BLS projects 9-13% job growth between 2014-2024, faster than average.
What You’ll Need
Education or Years of experience? Here's what you'll need.
Some vocational schools and community colleges, and a growing number of universities, offer programs in construction management. However, the BLS shows that 39% of those employed in this occupation have a high school diploma, and 33% have some college but no degree. They likely learned through apprenticeships, on-the-job training and experience.
What They Do
The title of this self-explanatory title is actually longer than the job description: They supervise construction and trade workers. The Labor Department includes workers in residential and commercial construction, bridge and utility construction, as well as chemical manufacturing and oil and gas extraction.
Hot Job Titles
Construction Foreman, Construction Superintendent, Construction Supervisor, Field Supervisor, Foreman, Job Superintendent, Project Superintendent, Site Superintendent, Superintendent, Supervisor