Careers and Outcomes

A leader in the construction industry

Because you take both management and technically oriented courses, you can pursue a wide range of both technical- and management-oriented positions. In fact, the versatility of our graduates and their ability to function in a variety of settings make them very valuable and highly sought.

Constructors oversee the organization, scheduling and implementation strategies of a variety of construction projects. Our graduates pursue careers in construction companies and in companies that provide support services to the construction industry:

  • Construction supervisor or superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Expediter
  • Inspection
  • Insurance
  • Material supply
  • Project engineer
  • Project manager

Job outlook

With annual expenditures in excess of $1.1 trillion, the construction industry is the single largest growing industry in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in construction along with work experience leads to more job opportunities both within firms and as an owner of your own company.

The salaries construction managers and self-employed contractors receive varies on the nature and location of the construction project. In May 2017, the median salary of construction managers was $104,268, and students with a degree in construction management received job offers averaging $63,400 annually.

Construction supervisors at work

Career center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. A Career Center office is also conveniently located in Glass Hall.

Carrington Hall

Construction Career Fair

Early each Fall, the program holds the its construction career event in conjunction with the College of Business Career Fair.  This unique event allows prospective employers to meet with virtually every student in the degree.  Students learn about the construction industry while securing paid internships and full-time employment.  During the Spring semester, construction companies host a number of information sessions and interviews setup and managed through the University's Career Center.  The department is proud of its strong relationships with employers and the job opportunities afforded to our students.