Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?

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Updated November 16, 2016

1. You work in an ice cream shop. A small child drops the cone you handed her. Before she can start crying you ...​

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2. You are going out to dinner with friends. How do you decide where to go?

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6. Your instructor gives you a choice between taking a final exam and writing a final paper. Which do you choose?

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7. Your friend is telling you all about her vacation in the Grand Canyon. This is what your face looks like:

9. Are you willing to earn a bachelor’s degree in construction science or management, architecture, or engineering?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?

You got: Don't Become a Construction Project Manager

I got Don't Become a Construction Project Manager. Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?
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You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being a construction project manager isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: excellent listening, writing, time management, customer service and decision-making skills.

Employers usually hire candidates with​ a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture or engineering. The median annual salary is $87,400.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy. 

Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?

You got: Construction Project Manager Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Construction Project Manager Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?
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Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good construction project manager. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Project managers must have excellent listening, writing, time management, customer service and decision-making skills.

Employers usually hire candidates with​ a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture or engineering. The median annual salary is $87,400.

There are a lot of careers out there. You will find one that is perfect for you. Look for a career that suits your strengths and make sure you are willing to fulfill all the job requirements.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?

You got: You Might Make a Good Construction Project Manager

I got You Might Make a Good Construction Project Manager. Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?
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You have most of the qualities that construction project managers need, but not all of them. Project managers must have excellent listening, writing, time management, customer service and decision-making skills.

Employers usually hire candidates with​ a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture or engineering. The median annual salary is $87,400.

Before you make your next move, learn more about being a project manager. Conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field and read job descriptions. 

Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Construction Project Manager

I got You Were Born to Be a Construction Project Manager. Should You Become a Construction Project Manager?
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Congratulations! You made an excellent choice. Your answers indicate that you have all, or just about all, of the qualities successful construction project managers need.

These strengths include ​excellent listening, writing, time management, customer service and decision-making skills.

Employers usually hire candidates with​ a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture or engineering. The median annual salary is $87,400.

Although these quiz results indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.