Field Management

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Earn your degree in Construction Management with an emphasis in Field Management at Pittsburg State.

Manage personnel, materials, and equipment on a job site. 

Our students develop the skills needed to keep close contact with clients throughout the project’s life cycle. Learn how to effectively answer questions or concerns about the project’s progress.

Through course lessons, our field management majors learn to be budget-conscious. They identify opportunities to save money by reducing wasteful practices or increasing efficiency.

What is a construction field manager?

Field managers play a vital role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of a construction project. They ensure a project is completed on time, within budget, and to the client's satisfaction. The duties of a field manager include:

  • Coordinating work with subcontractors
  • Verifying quality control
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Communicating with customers, engineers, and other stakeholders

The median construction manager salary is $98,890 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pittsburg State graduates find field management jobs in:

  • Residential building
  • Utility systems
  • Highway, street, and bridge construction
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Metal ore mining
  • Industrial building

Classroom topics in the Field Management emphasis:

  • Welding processes and procedures
  • Industrial supervision
  • Construction surveying
  • Leadership in the workplace

Combining both lab and field activities, this program gives students a hands-on approach to worksite project management.

About School of Construction

The PSU School of Construction's mission is to provide a quality construction education and develop professional leaders for the construction industry through extensive recruitment, real-world education and successful placement. We strive to improve the community through service, economic development and applied research.

Our vision is to be an innovative leader in an effective, people-centered, collaborative, accessible learning environment maximizing the potential of construction students, faculty and industry constituents.


School of Construction phone number is 620-235-6555.


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