The strong and growing Australian building and construction industry is one full of opportunities for the construction graduate. Jobs are highly sought after, well respected and well paid in the areas of construction site management, project management, contract management and civil engineering.
There are opportunities for building and construction graduates and professionals throughout the deep breadth and scope of the industry, including with:
Construction graduates typically work in the areas of cartography, surveying, architecture, interior design, surveying, structural engineering, regional and urban planning, and many other areas.
Professional building and construction jobs will require the deployment of the graduate's maths abilities for analysing and processing data and implementing design physics. Construction professionals plan and coordinate civil engineering projects and the human resources needed to complete them.
The construction graduate will also be creative, have a deep understanding of technology and engineering, and able to conceptualise ideas and transfer concepts to technical plans and drawings.
90% of construction professionals in Australia work full-time, and the average annual earnings for a construction manager is $88,000. Job growth over the past 5 years has been over 12%, and it is expected that growth will continue to be strong in the future. The construction industry employs over 9% of the Australian workforce, representing the fourth-largest employing industry in the country.