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

According to Hammer (1996), Extroverted-Sensing-Thinking-Perceiving (ESTP) MBTI Types enjoy working with their hands on jobs that require significant attention to detail. They also tend to be outgoing and excel in environments where they have the opportunity to work with others towards achieving a common goal. ESTP MBTI Types are often particularly well-suited in careers such as supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers.

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Construction supervisors are responsible for overseeing the responsibilities of their team. This may include reading and interpreting blueprints or project descriptions, developing a plan for building or implementation, and measuring and inspecting work progress along the way to ensure that all benchmarks are achieved. They also estimate materials needed and place orders for them, and trouble shoot mechanical issues along the way. In terms of personnel management, supervisors analyze worker issues, ensure proper training, and make sure that all activities are up to legal codes. Supervisors may also need to coordinate with other teams, administrators, engineers, or clients in order to ensure that all activities are taking place along an appropriate timeline and in the desired manner.

In order to achieve these technical goals, construction supervisors rely on tools of the trade (e.g., levels, lifts, power saws, screw drivers, heavy machinery, and more), as well as digital technology (e.g., smart phones, laptop and tablet computers, cameras, etc.). In addition, they use many different kinds of software for a variety of purposes from scheduling (e.g., TabletPlanner, Scheduling software) to e-mail (e.g., Microsoft outlook, Gmail), to spreadsheets (e.g., Microsoft Excel). There are also more technical, construction software that may be used (e.g., data base user interface and query software like Intuit QuickBase or Project management software like Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Portfolio Project Management.

Construction Supervisors need to have strong knowledge of production and processing as well as building and construction in order to successfully do their jobs. A foundation in personal service and administration, or a basic understanding of mechanics or mechanical engineering doesn’t hurt either. Nonetheless, despite this level of technical knowledge, almost no construction supervisors hold a college degree, though the majority have either a high school diploma or post-secondary certificate. However, they do tend to have significant on-the-job experience, and generally work their way up to a supervisory position.

Below are some employment trends for Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers:

  • Median wage: $29.32 hourly, $60,990 annually
  • Employment: 546,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Much faster than average (22% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 187,100

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Click on one of these corresponding popular ESTP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Automotive Specialty Technician, Construction Laborer, Counter and rental clerk, Electrician, Farm and Ranch Managers, Firefighters, Freight Handler, Loan Officer, Restaurant Cook and Construction supervisors.

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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)
  1. Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)