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
High-Demand Career

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers

$65,230.00/yr

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Brickmasons and Blockmasons

$50,950.00/yr

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Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

$34,740.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

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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High-Demand Career

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

$70,910.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

Electricians

$55,190.00/yr

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Elevator Installers and Repairers

$79,780.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

$47,610.00/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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High-Demand Career

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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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

$39,290.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

$70,910.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

$47,810.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options
High-Demand Career

Civil Engineering Technicians

$52,580.00/yr

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Architectural Drafters

$55,920.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

Architectural and Civil Drafters

$54,920.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

Mechanical 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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Civil Engineers

$86,640.00/yr

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High-Demand Career

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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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

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