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Architecture and Construction

Would you like to get paid to build the things people use everyday?

Architecture and construction workers work on buildings and other structures. This includes highways, bridges, houses, and buildings. You might create the designs or plans for new structures. Or, you might use the plans to build it or manage the workers on the project.

Some architecture and construction workers do skilled trades, like carpentry, painting, or plumbing. For example, you might do all of the electrical work for a renovated office space. Or, you might work as a landscaper and take care of flowers and trees on large properties.

Click on a job title to learn more about job trends and pay levels for this career.

Careers in this Cluster
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Architectural and Civil Drafters
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Building Cleaning Workers, All Other
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Carpet Installers
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Commercial Divers
Construction and Building Inspectors
Construction and Related Workers, All Other
Construction Laborers
Construction Managers
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
Cost Estimators
Crane and Tower Operators
Dredge Operators
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Elevator Installers and Repairers
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
Fence Erectors
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
Floor Sanders and Finishers
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Highway Maintenance Workers
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Mechanical Drafters
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
Meter Readers, Utilities
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
Pile-Driver Operators
Plasterers and Stucco Masons
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Segmental Pavers
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Structural Iron and Steel Workers
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
Tile and Marble Setters
Wind Turbine Service Technicians

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