According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction-related jobs are expected to grow at a significantly faster rate compared to all other occupations in the United States from 2010 to 2020. For example, demand for Construction Estimators is expected to grow by 36 percent compared to the national average of 14 percent, while demand for Construction Managers will grow by 17 percent over the same period. South Florida is already experiencing a strong comeback for construction work according to recent reports from McGraw-Hill Construction. For example, construction contracts in 2012 are up by 44 percent compared to last year (almost doubled in August).
Construction management education is deemed necessary for occupations in the construction industry. The OHL School of Construction offers accredited and nationally and internationally recognized degrees in construction management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information on the construction industry, occupations and degree accreditation, please visit the following websites:
- Forecast of construction occupation growth from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook: Construction Estimators and Construction Managers.
- Information on construction careers, jobs and employment from Career Overview.
- BLS Report on Careers in Green Construction.
- American Council for Construction Education – accrediting agency for four year baccalaureate and associate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology located in North America and Australia.
- Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – provides information and useful resources for all stakeholders in the construction industry.
- The Associated Schools of Construction – professional association for the development and advancement of construction education.
- The American Institute of Constructors – provides testing and certification for individuals in the construction industry.