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Study Field Management

Major in Construction Management with an Emphasis in Field Management

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 projet'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 salary of a construction manager is $98,890.

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.

Additional information
for the School of Construction

Catalog – see program guides