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6. Construction Manager
Median Salary: $79,997
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +15%
Total Employees: 46,400
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +26%
Construction managers are employed by construction companies to organize and administer the activities of a construction team. They figure out the budget estimates and establish schedules and milestones to lead a construction projection from start to finish. A university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology is necessary. You’ll also need to work your way up in the construction industry to enter management level.