Construction Managers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Construction Managers

Construction Managers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 38% of construction managers are self-employed. Almost all managers work in the construction industry.

Major employers:

  • Office and industrial building construction companies
  • House construction companies

Outlook

As the construction industry continues to grow, new jobs for managers will be created. New construction of residential homes, office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, schools, and restaurants will all provide job growth in this occupation.

Changes in building technology and the move toward environmentally-friendly building practices require supervisors with experience in these fields. However, employment of construction managers also depends on the economy. Many workers are laid off during periods of low construction activity.

People who have a bachelor's degree or higher plus construction experience, should have the best chances of finding a job.

Construction Managers (CIS 100049)

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Illinois
12,371
Large
&
7.4%
5.8%
>>>>
956
High
  Champaign Area
260
Large
&
6.2%
7.0%
>>>>
20
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
264
Large
&
6.1%
5.0%
>>>>
20
High
  Cook County
4,560
Large
&
6.8%
5.6%
>>>>
349
High
  Decatur Area
192
Very large
&
2.6%
7.0%
>>>>
13
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
752
Very large
&
9.8%
9.7%
>>>>
60
High
  Du Page County
1,284
Large
&
3.7%
5.4%
>>>>
93
High
  Edwardsville Area
393
Very large
&
7.4%
5.1%
>>>>
30
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
123
Large
&
11.4%
7.0%
>>>>
10
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
187
Large
&
1.1%
5.2%
>>>>
12
High
  Lake County
706
Large
&
9.3%
8.6%
>>>>
57
High
  McHenry County
412
Very large
&
7.3%
6.8%
>>>>
32
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
171
Large
&
9.4%
6.8%
>>>>
14
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
326
Very large
&
4.0%
3.6%
>>>>
24
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
574
Large
&
7.3%
7.3%
>>>>
44
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
177
Large
&
3.4%
4.3%
>>>>
13
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
212
Large
&
5.7%
5.7%
>>>>
16
High
  Rockford Area
301
Large
&
12.0%
7.6%
>>>>
25
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
99
Large
&
3.0%
2.4%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Springfield Area
252
Large
&
10.7%
4.7%
>>>>
21
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
383
Very large
&
15.4%
6.4%
>>>>
34
High
  Vermilion County
47
Large
&
6.4%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
821
Very large
&
9.3%
9.1%
>>>>
66
High
United States
476,700
Very large
&
8.5%
3.7%
>>>>
34,700
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.