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*
Carpenter – Helper $12.70
Electrician – Helper $12.85
Construction Laborer $12.93
Roofer $14.96
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Plumber, Pipefitter $17.75
First Line Supervisor of Construction Trades $23.16
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Civil Engineer $38.32
Electrical Engineer $39.95
Architectural & Engineering Manager $56.25

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Building and Construction Technology Arnold High School
Building and Construction Technology Rutherford High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Electrician (Electricity) Tom P. Haney Technical 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
/School
Civil Engineer Florida State University (Bay County)
Computer Engineer Florida State University (Bay County)
Electrical Engineer Florida State University (Bay County)
Engineering Project Management Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

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.

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