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When it comes to jobs in the Architecture and Construction career cluster, many positions depend on work experiences more than education levels. Several Premier High Schools, located in areas where there is a high demand for workers in Architecture and Construction related positions, offer a CTE pathway in Architecture and Construction. If you are interested in a job in this sector, getting the advanced experience through a CTE program can help you get ahead in pursuing the career of your choice.

  1. Construction Manager
  2. Crane and Tower Operator
  3. Cost Estimator
  4. Brickmason, Stonemason, Tile, and Marble Setter – Helper
  5. Tile and Marble Setter


Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers-01Construction Manager

  • Job Description: Plan, direct, coordinate, and budget, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, and implementation.
  • Growth: 26.0%
  • Wage: $70,931
  • Openings: 2,524
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree. The majority have college degree at most.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 2Crane and Tower Operator

  • Job Description: Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions
  • Growth: 23.0%
  • Wage: $40,472
  • Openings: 170
  • Education: Moderate-term on-the-job training. The majority have a high school degree.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 3Cost Estimator

  • Job Description: Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
  • Growth: 28.0%
  • Wage: $58,653
  • Openings:738
  • Education: Work experience in a related occupation. Most have some college.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 4 Brickmason, Stonemason, Tile, and Marble Setter – Helper

  • Job Description: Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools and cleaning work area and equipment.
  • Growth: 23.0%
  • Wage: $23,717
  • Openings:207
  • Education: Short-term on-the-job training. The majority have a high school degree at most.

Graphic_PHS_5 Numbers_Artboard 5Tile and Marble Setter

  • Job Description: Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings and roof decks.
  • Growth: 28.0%
  • Wage: $28,598
  • Openings: 150
  • Education: Long-term on-the-job training. The majority have a high school degree atmost.


While only five occupations are highlighted here, students can find more information at America’s Career InfoNetCompetency Model ClearinghouseOccupational Information Network, and the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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