Monday, October 1, 2012

Careers In Civil Constructions

The civil constructions sector is among the most dynamic fronts of the national economy. As the world recovers from the financial downturn felt in the past several years, the engineering industry is largely expected to take in a surging demand for domestic, private, and public constructions. This is certainly good news for those planning a career in the civil works industry.
An army of skilled workers
The industry employs a wide variety of people with vastly different professional and technical backgrounds. It is often compared to the military, which also hires people of different professional backgrounds. As in the military, the workforce consists of the rank and file laborers, up to higher-echelon engineers and scientists, some of whom never even go near an actual construction site. But as in any other industry, the work and skill requirements is highly regulated both by the government and by the industry itself, and is increasingly becoming professionalized, even for the trade and operator type of jobs.
The nonstop and ever-increasing adoption of new technology in the civil constructions sector is the main force behind the need for a skilled labor force. Unlike in the past, when brute force and practical experience were all that is required of workers, modern constructions now mostly rely on sophisticated equipment and precise techniques, so much so that operating these machines and performing these tasks need a certain level of proficiency.
A career in civil constructions
How much does a career in the civil works sector pay? Of course, this depends on the type of job and the skill set required for the task. In Australia, for example, a qualified Road Constructor could net $60,000 - $110,000 per year; a Pipe Layer could fetch $60,000 - $120,000; a career path in Human Resources could get $95,000 - $120,000; a Foreman's yearly earnings may range from $60,000 to $120,000; and a Civil Engineer could earn from $80,000 up to $120,000.
There is a continuous need for a new workforce in the industry as the older employees retire. The sector is traditionally known to seek the younger and latest entrants to the labor force, as most of the jobs in the industry require the agility, dexterity, discipline, and alertness of a younger worker.
There are three general pathways for entering a career in civil constructions in Australia -- from a university (for example, civil engineering); a diploma or advanced diploma from a Technical and Further Education institution, or from a trade entry option.
As in other industries, successful careers start at the lowest levels, but this is even truer in the civil constructions industry where the practical knowledge of manual work is highly valued in senior management roles.

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