Construction and Architecture

At the end of the day, if you like to step back and really see what you’ve done. You may be perfect for a career in construction. Whether you are outdoors building the skyline, or inside adding the finishing touches to a project, a career in construction provides an opportunity to create, rejuvenate and develop new buildings and infrastructure.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Helper – Installation, Maintenance, Repair Worker $15.92
Carpenter $19.40
Roofer $19.68
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Construction Equipment Operator $18.05
Civil Engineering Technologist and Technician $19.57
Architectural and Civil Drafter $25.26
First Line Supervisor of Construction Trades $31.31
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Civil Engineer $45.83
Construction Manager $46.22
Architectural and Engineering Manager $62.96

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Architecture Chipley High School
Cabinet Making Florida Panhandle Technical College
Carpentry Florida Panhandle Technical College
Drafting Florida Panhandle Technical College
Electrician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Engineering & Design Chipley High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Civil Engineering Technology Chipola College
Electrician Tom P. Haney Technical College
Industrial Management Technology Chipola College
Industrial Pipefitter Tom P. Haney Technical College
Welding Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Civil Engineer Florida State University
Computer Engineer Florida State University
Electrical Engineer Florida State University
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida

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Public Service and Education

IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.