Career Opportunities in Construction Industry

Career Opportunities in Construction Industry

2015-09-08 Posted By:Infrabazaar

A career in construction industry could be perfect for a person who ready to up challenges and explore the land of opportunities. It is one industry that looking for people who possesses the required skills involving practical experience and exposure. The construction industry is considered to be tough but at the same time it can also be a rewarding one. Comparing to the other career options the prospects of growth in construction industry for an employee are very good. It does not matter if you are a newbie to this business or you are an expert. Most of the construction job seekers are recruited on the construction site itself.

The construction worker is someone who is majorly involved and responsible for building infrastructure like Dams, Roads and Railways along with shopping malls, hospital structure and other commercial buildings, residential buildings etc. There are wide ranges of career options for a person that can be chosen with respect to the skills and willingness.

Opportunities in Construction Industry

Infrastructure, construction sectors have been driving heavy employment in the last decade. As per industry experts report, construction industry provided around 8 million new jobs between the period of 1999 - 2005. By the end of 2011-2012 this figure was multiplied three times than that number. Construction industry’s booming period was during 2006-2015, a significant share was added to the overall turnover. In construction industry currently there is huge requirement of skilled professionals and the demands are increasing more and more every year.  Currently there is a shortage of at least 5 million skilled professionals in the construction industry.

Skills Required

In construction industry the skills needed are to drive the use of technology or development that are reported primarily at higher occupational levels, such as professional and associate professional, managerial and technical occupations. These “high level” job roles needed focus on the following points.

1. Technologies need to be ‘mainstreamed’ in order to develop consistent training packages.

2. Requirement for high level skills in marketing, technical sales, influencing and negotiating.

3. Better understanding of the design/manufacture/construction interface.

4. Highly developed skills in project management, scheduling and planning.

5. Wider adoption of a ‘whole life approach’ to structures.

Below is a comparative salary chart based on Job Role and Skills:-