Manufacturing and Trades

Build a bright future

Construction workers literally build our future! From building houses to bridges to power plants, you'd be surprised at the diverse opportunities available in construction. Many of these careers don't require a college degree, so you can begin building a brighter future sooner than you thought

Which pathway is offered?

Manufacturing, Construction Crafts, and Logistics—This pathway prepares students for careers in construction with a focus on roles in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Examples of jobs include:

  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Laborer
  • Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Construction Manager—$97,180/year
  • Construction Equipment Operator—$49,100/year
  • Construction Laborer—$37,080/year
  • Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas—$47,510/year

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Technical Studies Certificate
  • Automobile Safety and Pollution Preventing Certificate

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Monday, February 1, 2021.