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Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways. 

Sample of reported job titles: Construction Carpenters, Rough Carpenters
Earnings (Mean): $34,580 annual
Estimated workers employed: 4,440
Education: High School 


Cover roofs or structures with shingles, slate asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures. 

Sample of reported job titles: Commercial Roofer, Industrial Roofer, Metal Roofing Mechanic, Residential Roofer, Roof Mechanic, Roof Service Technician Roofer, Roofing Foreman, Roofing Technician, Sheet Metal Roofer
Earnings (Mean): $33,600 annual
Estimated workers employed: 720
Education: High School

Heating and Air Conditioning 
Mechanic and Installer

Sample of reported job titles: A/C Tech; HVAC Installer; HVAC Mechanic; HVAC Service Technician; HVAC Specialist; HVAC Technician; Service Technician; Systems Mechanic
Earnings (Mean): $38,720 annual
Estimated workers employed: 2,680
Education: Postsecondary Non-degree Award

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These are just a few of the occupations in Architecture and Construction. To learn about other occupations, go to http://online.onetcenter.org/find/ and browse by Career Clusters.  

Architect, Except Landscape and Naval

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

Sample of reported job titles: Architect; Architectural Project Manager; Design Architect; Principal Architect; Principal, Architectural Firm; Project Architect; Senior Architect/Design Manager; Senior Architectural Designer; Senior Planner; Specifications Writer
Earnings (Mean): $67,980 annual
Estimated workers employed: 600
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Civil Engineer

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. 

Sample of reported job titles:Bridge/Structure Inspection Team Leader, City Engineer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Manager, County Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Railroad Design Consultant, Structural Engineer, Traffic Engineer
Earnings (Mean): $81,790 annual
Estimated workers employed: 1,530
Education: Bachelor's degree