Career Pathways in Architecture & Construction

A career in architecture and construction requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. Popular high-school courses include: Fundamentals of Electricity, Manufacturing 1 & 2, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Interior Design 1 & 2.

Training in the Following Career Skills

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

$50,950.00/yr

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Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

$34,740.00/yr

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Carpenters

$46,590.00/yr

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Carpet Installers

$39,340.00/yr

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Construction Laborers

$35,800.00/yr

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Construction and Building Inspectors

$59,700.00/yr

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Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers and Tapers

$43,730.00/yr

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Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

$70,910.00/yr

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Electricians

$55,190.00/yr

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Elevator Installers and Repairers

$79,780.00/yr

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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

$47,610.00/yr

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Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

$38,480.00/yr

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Landscape Architects

$68,230.00/yr

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Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

$38,300.00/yr

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Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

$39,780.00/yr

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Painters, Construction and Maintenance

$38,940.00/yr

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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

$53,910.00/yr

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Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

$48,320.00/yr

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Roofers

$39,970.00/yr

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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

$39,290.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options

Civil Engineering Technicians

$52,580.00/yr

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Architectural Drafters

$55,920.00/yr

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$140,760.00/yr

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Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

$64,430.00/yr

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Civil Engineers

$86,640.00/yr

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Cost Estimators

$64,040.00/yr

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Interior Designers

$53,370.00/yr

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Surveyors

$62,580.00/yr

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Reporters and Correspondents

$41,260.00/yr

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Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

No doctorate or professional degree career options available at this time.

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for this path’s Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.