Careers in Concrete

The U.S. concrete industry – a $100 billion industry that employs more than 600,000 people – uses cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of the developers, engineers, architects, city planners, departments of transportation and others who in turn work to meet environmental, community and safety requirements. Concrete is used more innovatively than ever before, creating an urgent need for individuals that possess both focused concrete technology skills and a broad education to move the industry forward.

When concrete is required, there have to be professionals trained in concrete technology, operations and management. The concrete industry is looking to the CIM program to develop the workforce for these important roles, forming the framework for the future of the concrete industry. Even with the recent recession’s imact on building industries worldwide, CIM graduates enjoy a robust employment and retention rate.

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Career opportunities include:

Sales and Marketing

  • Concrete and concrete products
  • Cement and admixtures
  • Contracting services
  • Equipment

Production Management

  • Ready mixed concrete plants
  • Concrete pipe plants
  • Concrete block plants
  • Precast/ Prestressed plants
  • Quarry operations
  • Quality control

Construction Management

  • Project engineer
  • Project manager
  • Construction manager
  • Safety manager
  • Estimator
  • Operations manager
  • Forming and shoring

Product Distribution

  • Inventory control manager
  • Cement terminal manager


  • Concrete contractor
  • Specialty concrete contractor
  • Concrete consultant
  • Freelance technical writer
  • Other small business opportunities

Construction Technology

  • Research and development
  • Technology development

Association Management

  • Promotion manager
  • Technical consultant
  • Executive director
  • Member services director

Contact Nicole Maher, Chief Operating Officer, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, at 703-706-4858 (office) or 301-325-4156 (cell) or