Does one need experience as a laborer, such as a carpenter, to become a construction manager in addition to a bachelor's degree in construction management, or is the bachelor's degree, along with some experience in the field of construction management, the only thing that's necessary?

Thank you.

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In general terms, the same way as you find the requirements for any job.

Look at job vacancy listings and examine what qualifications/experiences are necessary for applicants and judge whether you meet those requirements.

If you do, apply.

If you don't, see what you need to achieve to meet those requirements and do it.


The only thing required to be a construction manager is for someone to hire you as one.

People have gotten that role from draughtsman, foreman, CAD design, architect, owners son and probably a lot of other things.

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