MBTI® Test ESTJ Construction Manager

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Enterprising, Realistic, Conventional (ERC) (GOT)

A person’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality type can help them understand what sort of career they would be content in and the best fit career for their personality.

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For example, empirical, detailed, and solution-driven Extraverted-Sensing-Thinking-Judging Myers-Briggs test ESTJ types’ inherent characteristics often help them have fruitful and personally rewarding careers as construction managers.

Construction managers oversee the development and planning of activities related to construction sites and maintenance crews. For example, these managers often help to direct their workers or other supervisors in what needs to be done on a job site, whether that’s scheduling workers’ time or deliveries; budgeting for changes discovered during construction; organizing construction plans and steps that need to be made to complete the proposed project; or making sure that maintenance is completed on certain structures requiring extra attention. Oftentimes, construction managers work closely with contractors, designers, property owners, and construction supervisors in order to resolve issues on the job site, whether with the construction itself or with personnel. They also inspect the construction job step by step, making sure that it adheres to codes, regulations, and environmental concerns. They also work to write up and enact contracts with various other workers, including architects, consultants, clients, and other construction or design companies.

Construction managers use many kinds of tools and technologies in their tasks, including lasers, levels, scanners, construction equipment, and different kinds of computers (e.g., smartphones, tablets, notebook computers, desktop computers). Because construction mangers do everything from accounting to personnel management to actual construction, they may also need to use accounting software, scheduling software (e.g., AEC Software FastTrack), database user interface and query software, CAD software (e.g., Autodesk) and more, in addition to Microsoft Office Suite, Google products, and web page creation software. The specific programs used tend to vary by corporation or firm, but these general categories stay fairly consistent.

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To excel in this position, construction managers must have exceptional knowledge in a variety of areas. For example, while knowledge in building, construction, engineering, and public safety are obvious areas in which construction managers should be knowledgeable, it’s also important that they be well versed in mathematics, English comprehension, computers/electronics, and design. Complex reasoning skills and the ability to monitor and manage both the tasks at hand and other individuals is also incredibly important. A Bachelor’s degree is almost always required of construction managers, although further certificates are encouraged.

Below are some employment trends for Construction Managers:

  • Median wage: $45.80 hourly, $95,260 annually
  • Employment: 471,800 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Faster than average (7% to 10%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 40,200

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ESTJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ESTJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Auditor, Commercial Pilot, Computer-ATM-Office Machine Repairer, Construction Manager, Correctional Officer & Jailer, Criminal Investigator, Home Health Aide, Personal Financial AdvisorPolice & Fire & Ambulance Dispatcher, Sheriff & Deputy Sheriff.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  1. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)