Building Construction

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 $12.81
Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator $16.72
Carpenter $18.92
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer $19.05
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator $20.12
Civil Engineering Technologist and Technician $21.01
Architectural Drafter $23.60
Construction and Building Inspector $24.99
First Line Supervisor of Construction Trades $26.75
Construction Manager $27.89
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Civil Engineer $45.93
Architectural and Engineering Manager $69.38

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Building Construction (Industry Certifications: OSHA, Ag Mechanics, PACT Cottondale High School
Building Construction (Industry Certifications: OSHA, Ag Mechanics, PACT Graceville High School
Building Construction (Industry Certifications: OSHA, Ag Mechanics, PACT Malone High School
Building Construction (Industry Certifications: OSHA, Ag Mechanics, PACT Marianna High School
Building Construction (Industry Certifications: OSHA, Ag Mechanics, PACT Sneads High School
Water/Wastewater Technician Cottondale High School
Water/Wastewater Technician Graceville High School
Water/Wastewater Technician Malone High School
Water/Wastewater Technician Marianna High School
Water/Wastewater Technician Sneads High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Building Construction Technology Chipola College
Cabinet Making Florida Panhandle Technical College
Carpentry Florida Panhandle Technical College
Drafting Florida Panhandle Technical College
Electrician Florida Panhandle Technical CollegeTom P. Haney Technical College
Heavy Equipment Operations Tech Florida Panhandle Technical College
Industrial Pipefitter Tom P. Haney Technical College
Welding Technology Chipola CollegeTom P. Haney Technical College
Welding Technology Advanced Chipola CollegeTom P. Haney Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Civil Engineer Florida State University (Bay County)FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Computer Engineer Florida State University (Bay County)
Construction Management University of West Florida
Electrical Engineer Florida State University (Bay County)
Environmental Engineering FAMU-FSU College of EngineeringFlorida State University

See a full list of Jackson County Career Academies.


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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.