At a Glance…

From designing buildings to building cabinets, workers in the Energy, Construction & Utilities sector literally build the world around us. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction is one of the nation’s top 10 industries and accounts for almost 5% of the gross national domestic product. As populations, businesses, and local economies expand, job opportunities in this sector will continue to grow at an above-average rate of 11% a year. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

Types of Careers

  • Electronic Technician
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Heating/Ventilation/AC (HVAC) Technician
  • Electrician
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Technician
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technician
  • Building Constractor
  • Automotive Control System Technician
  • Solar Technician
  • Sub-Contractor

Salary Snapshot

  • Carpenters: $51,576
  • Electricians: $54,765
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers: $46,697
  • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers: $73,845
  • Construction Managers: $81,408
  • Cost Estimators: $66,336
  • Construction and Building Inspectors: $86,821
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators: $69,489

Annual wages are based on 2,080 work hours per year.

Industry Sector Pathways

  • Building Automation Control, Facilities Operations Technician
  • Building Inspection, Inspection Technology
  • Construction Technology/Management, Building Construction
  • Electrician, Electrician Apprentice, General/Basic Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Plumbing
  • Residential Maintenance
  • Woodworking
  • Land Surveying

Consider a Career in Energy, Construction & Utilities