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Online Engineering & Construction Programs: Construction

Construction careers generally fall under three categories--general contractors, heavy and civil engineering contractors, and specialty trade contractors. General contractors are typically responsible for building industrial, residential, and commercial buildings. Heavy and civil engineering contractors construct infrastructure such as highways, sewers, tunnels, and more. Specialty trade contractors traditionally work in painting, carpentry, painting, and more.

Career Training: On-the-Job and In the Classroom
As a general rule, manual laborers working within the construction field learn on the job. In the specialized trades, workers get their formal instruction by attending a local technical school or apprenticing with experienced professionals; however, college degrees, such as a a bachelor's degree in construction science, can pave the way to a construction manager or management trainee position, sometimes even right out of school.

Many construction workers are self-employed and may even go on to run their own businesses. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, online or on-campus coursework can lead to degrees or certifications in beneficial fields such as finance or management.

Employment Opportunities in Construction
Demand should be highest in specialties requiring career training, certification, or licensure, which is good news for electricians, plumbers, crane operators, and building inspectors. Experienced construction managers with bachelor's degrees in construction science can also look forward to especially favorable prospects.

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