In Demand Occupations, Career Watch Arkansas 2018

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Architecture and Construction In-Demand Occupations

These are occupations that are found in an industry cluster that are projected to add a significant number of new jobs to our state's economy, are existing or emerging occupations being transformed by technology and innovations, or are vital to the overall health of our economy. 

 

Occupation Title

Education

Wage

Hourly/Annual

Electricians

HS

$21.17/$44,030

Construction Laborers

NFE

$13.24/$42,340

Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters

HS

$20.36/$42,340

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

HS

$25.96/$54,000

Carpenters

HS

$16.62/$34,580

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

HS

$17.61/$36,630

Civil Engineers

B

$39.32/$81,790

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

HS

$17.09/$35,550

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

NFE

$17.13/$35,640

Highway Maintenance Workers

HS

$14.15/$29,420

Sheet Metal Workers

HS

$17.94/$37,320

Surveyors

B

$22.66/$47,130

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

B

$32.68/$67,980

Architectural and Civil Drafters

A

$20.87/$43,420

Mechanical Engineers

B

$35.74/$74,330

Roofers

NFE

$16.15/$33,600

Doctoral or professional degree (D) – Requires at least three years of full-time academic study beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Master’s degree (M) – Requires one or two years of full-time academic study beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s degree (B) – Requires four or five years of full-time academic study.

Associate degree (A) – Requires at least two years of full-time academic study.

Postsecondary non-degree award (PS) – Programs last a few weeks to more than a year; leads to a certificate or other award.

Some college, no degree (SC) – Requires the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent plus the completion of one or more postsecondary courses that did not result in a degree or award.

High School diploma or equivalent (HS) – Requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as a GED.

No Formal Education (NFE) – Signifies that a formal credential issued by an educational institution, such as a high school diploma or postsecondary certificate, is not typically needed for entry into the occupation.