Even in a slow economy Collegeboard.com states that over 10 million people in the United States alone are currently employed in some aspect of the construction industry. Those 10 million jobs cover a wide range of opportunities one of which is the job of a construction technologist.
A construction technologist is involved in almost every aspect of a construction job from start to finish. Some of the most important responsibilities of a construction technologist include helping to design the plans for the project determining how much the project will cost and figuring out if it's within the project's budget overseeing the construction of the project monitoring the quality of work and discovering any problems that need to be corrected and ensuring that the project timelines are met.
Because of the high-level of responsibility that comes with this job construction technologists must have high-level communication skills be very detail oriented be able to confidently recommend processes and have the ability to supervise large and sometimes complicated construction projects.
Construction technologists often must travel short and sometimes long distances to a job site and work may be completed from an on-site trailer or another type of non-permanent building. An associate's degree in construction technology is the minimum educational requirement for this career and many programs help students obtain internships to be completed prior to graduation.
The average yearly salary for a construction technologist according to Ehow.com is $42000 per year.