BYU construction management is one of a kind


For students struggling to figure out a practical career path with an excellent job market after graduation, the BYU construction management program may be the answer. Although hard, yellow hats and muddy wading boots may often be associated with this profession, students and professors alike say it has much more to offer.

“One of the great things about the program is that it has a high number of  job offers to graduates which is a major concern for most students,” said Josh Adams, marketing specialist for BYU Construction Management Program.

An article on CNNMoney ranks construction management positions as number 23 out of 100 “Best Jobs in America,” and describe the responsibilities of the career as managing and controlling construction execution, planning, productivity and safety. Other aspects of construction management are keeping current on “government regulations concerning construction” as well as budget and cost.

<img class=”size-medium wp-image-130686″ title=”047″ src=”×200.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”200″ /> [/media-credit] BYU students representing construction managementAside from a stable job market, another plus is the dependable pay, which according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics averages between $80,000 and $90,000. Trevor Hatch, a senior majoring in construction management said he found the major not because of a desire for a high paying salary, but through his passion for creating.

“I declared business management as my major originally but then realized that I enjoyed building things, so I considered engineering and eventually decided on CM (construction management) because it is a good mixture of both,” Hatch said.

Jay Christofferson, a professor in the construction management program said some might not consider construction management because they are not educated about the major. It includes many types of construction like residential and commercial, job opportunities both nationally and internationally and allows for creativity.

“Some people don’t know what (construction management) is,” Christofferson said. “If you were to define it, it’s the building of one-of-a-kind structures in an uncontrolled environment.”

The construction management program at BYU leads construction management education around the U.S. and the world, and has consistently placed in the top three for regional and national competitions. For more information, visit their website at

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