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 - Construction Trades $14.72
Construction Laborer $16.76
Installation, Maintenance and Repair Worker $18.13
Carpenter $19.63
Welder, Cutter, Solder and Brazer $19.68
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Cabinetmaker and Bench Carpenter $17.35
Brick Mason $19.26
Electrician $21.81
Heating, AC and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer $22.22
Architectural and Civil Drafter $24.30
Mechanical Drafter $25.99
First Line Supervisor of Construction Trades $28.79
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Construction Manager $42.62
Electrical Engineer $43.09
Mechanical Engineer $43.17
Electronics Engineer $49.42
Architectural and Engineering Manager $70.58

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Home Builders Association of West Florida (Green) Construction Trades Pine Forest High School
Civil Engineering and Architecture West Florida High School
Engineering Escambia High School
iTech Northview High School
iTech Pensacola High School
Pre-Engineering Beulah Middle School
Architecture and Construction Beulah Middle School
Fabrication and Engineering Ernest Ward Middle School
Robotics and Energy Workman Middle School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
AC Refrigeration and Heating George Stone Technical College
Advanced Welding Pensacola State College
Architectural Design and Construction-Technology Technology Pensacola State College
Carpentry Pensacola State College
Electricity Pensacola State CollegeGeorge Stone Technical College
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Pensacola State College
Plumbing Technology Pensacola State College
Welding Technology Pensacola State College
Welding Technology George Stone Technical College
Welding Technology - Advanced George Stone Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
Engineering Technology/Building Construction University of West Florida
Mechanical Engineering University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Escambia County, please contact Steven Harrell at 850-469-5357, or submit this form:

To find about more about Next and Later education and traning programs, please contact our partners.

See the full list of Escambia County Career Academies or for more information about career and technical education in Escambia County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.

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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.