Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

You can prepare for an entry-level job in many construction areas. Or continue your education in a four-year program. Since you’ll have a foundation for other construction-related programs, you can try out various crafts to find the right fit. Career options include positions as field engineers, estimators, building inspectors, insurance and manufacturing representatives, field supervisors, subcontractors and builders.

Why Is This a Good Career Bet? 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase over the next decade of 24% for cost estimators; 23% for construction carpenters; and 22% for building inspectors. 

Your career path will depend on your level of continued education, professional certifications, experience, company size and region of the country.

What are Good Skills for Construction Technology?

  • Ability to read well and follow instructions
  • Blueprint reading and mechanical drawing skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Skills in welding, metal and machine shop
  • Understanding of general math, including algebra and geometry
  • Understanding of general science, including chemistry and physics