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Careers related to designing and building structures are more likely than not attributed to the Architecture and Construction career cluster. The potential paths include those who design and plan the construction, those who actually participate in the construction, and those who maintain what has been constructed. This collection of career paths doesn't always require a college education, as many of the jobs available require only a high school education along with on-the-job training. Careers in this cluster do vary greatly, so there are a number of them that require the completion of a two or four-year college program, such as engineering.
All over the world, construction industry trends have shown a rise in its rate of growth. The construction industry contributes a huge amount to the world GDP, and it generates a huge amount of employment potential. The construction industry offers employment to around 7% of the total employed workforce around the globe.
Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Use the search box to find videos made by Catherine, Richard, and Roger!
A construction laborer performs various tasks on construction sites including removing debris, moving around construction materials, digging trenches or holes, constructing scaffolding, along with many other construction-related tasks.
Construction and Building Inspectors make sure that all construction projects are built within local and federal construction guidelines (building codes). Inspectors have the power to halt construction work on a site if it does not meet these standards.
A Crane Operator operate a crane that lifts and moves large material or machinery. These are typically found on construction and manufacturing sites. The individual also carries out the supervision of all the activities to check if they are done according to the instructions given by engineers.
The Director of Maintenance of a resort manages the maintenance department and oversees the workings of all facilities. Dmitri, seen in the video, is responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and fixing all systems on the property. This includes managing a budget and all employees in the department. This is a very specialized position, so the salary range may vary widely depending on the size of the property and facilities.
Earth drillers operate a variety of drills in order to access water and salt deposits, to obtain samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to assist with the use of explosives in mining or construction.
Electrical power line and cable workers construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems. Make sure to use the search box to find Nick's video!
Electricians install, maintain, and fix electrical wiring, fixtures, and switches in a variety of environments. Make sure to use the search box to find videos of Josh and Gary to learn more about what electricians do.
A person who designs and coordinates the decorative elements of the interior of a house, apartment, office, or other structural space, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and sometimes architectural features. They often use complex software to complete their designs.
Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor public areas, golf courses, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and soil conditions and processes in the landscape.
Licensed practical nurse (LPN) and licensed vocational nurse (LVN) are two terms for the same position; different terms are used in different locations. LPNs and LVNs work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians, and they provide basic bedside care to patients.
A material man has the responsibility of dealing with all of the incoming materials at a contruction site (in this case in a shipbuilding environment). This person receives and inspects building materials delivered to the site.
A pipe welder is responsible for everything involved with welding pipes together (including the preparation of the pipes and fittings, along with the actual welding). The welder featured in this video works in a ship building environment.
A quality assurance manager in welding engineering is responsible for monitoring the quality and productivity of the work completed by welders. Nick, as seen in the video, manages the various inspectors whose job it is to make sure welds meet up with government and customer guidelines. Safety is a very important aspect of this job.
A real estate developer designs, sells, and builds real estate developments. The developer in the video, Robert Rinke, has designed multiple resorts on Pensacola Beach, Florida. NOTE: This is a very specialized position, so the salary range may vary widely depending on the size and location of the developer's properties.
Roofers use various roofing materials to install, repair or replace low or steep-sloped roofs on buildings. This work requires a lot of measuring and cutting of materials, and it may require replacing joists or plywood.