What To Consider Before Getting a Construction Management Degree Part 3
If you are part of the construction industry, you already know it’s a rewarding yet challenging industry. You may be wondering whether getting a construction management degree could be the next step on this promising career path. Take it from a Nashville construction dispute attorney—higher education can be the best investment a person can make. That being said, this is only true if you’ve evaluated all the pros and cons of the situation.
This is a three-part series, so if you have not yet read Part 1 and Part 2, we recommend doing so before moving on to this final section of the series.
One notable thing about the construction management career field is that people tend to report an impressively high career satisfaction level. Construction Managers get to see projects go from an on-paper plan to a tangible, real-world masterpiece. This is a unique aspect of the job: it is a prestigious and professional career path that is also exciting and hands-on.
That being said, being a construction manager may require working weekends and long hours, depending on the company and project. This can have a negative impact on career satisfaction.
Experience vs. Education
For some employers, having a bachelor’s degree may be a mandatory qualification. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following:
“Construction managers typically must have a bachelor’s degree, and learn management techniques through on-the-job training. Large construction firms increasingly prefer candidates with both construction experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field.”
At the end of the day, the ideal candidate should have both experience and education. Even if you plan on owning your own business and being your own boss one day, you will likely attract more customers with a bachelor’s degree on your list of credentials.
Many construction professionals begin working a construction job after high school, gain a few years’ experience, and then go back to school when they have realized construction is their passion. If someone has not worked in the construction industry at all, deciding on a degree in construction management could be a risk. That being said, everyone has their own career path and what may be wrong for one person could be the perfect plan of action for someone else.
Do you work in the construction industry? No matter what your career path holds, make sure you have a skilled Nashville construction dispute lawyer on your side.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.