Construction Manager

Low demand and high supply of candidates

High school diploma to a Bachelors Degree

Plan, direct, or coordinate, 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, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Median Annual Wage $110,700

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Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Demand low,

High school diploma or GED

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Median Annual Wage $48,690

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Building Inspectors

Make sure it’s done right. Inspectors perform electrical and plumbing assessments of new construction and repairs or alterations to existing structures. Electrical Inspectors provide inspections on new and altered electrical systems on all commercial structures and on dwellings. Plumbing Inspectors conduct inspections of all new and altered plumbing, gas and fuel piping installations. Inspectors are experienced journey-level tradesmen. For more information on the career pathways to become an inspector, refer to career pages for Electricians and Plumbers. This is for the expert who loves to see good work well executed.

Certificate to masters Degree

Median Salary $80,392

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  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.

60% gets certification, less than 10% continue to get bachelors degree

Median Salary $74,511

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Plumbing and Heating

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Plumbing and Heating Technicians are in demand throughout Alaska, in both urban and in rural areas.  Assemble, install, alter and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinkler fitters. There are few things more important to a building or home than the plumbing. This is a job for true professionals who insist on quality work.

Median salary $61,299

  • Start with an apprenticeship to receive on-the-job training which coincides with classroom instruction. These courses often consist of safety, state and city code regulations and blueprint reading.
  • Gain a background knowledge of work-based mathematics as well as some physics and chemistry.
  • Most states and localities require plumbers to have licenses, have at least two-years work experience and take and pass an exam. This will allow plumbers to work independently.
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Want to build stuff that will last a long time? Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. From big jobs like framework for buildings to small, detailed work.

Welding Certificate, 1 year

Average Salary per year $39,522

Many high schools and post-secondary training centers across the state offer welding classes. Check with your local high school, school district career and technical-education department, and local colleges and university campus.

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Part mathematician, part artist. Construct, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood. You’ll build big stuff that supports weight, like the frame of an entire building, forms for concrete, stairways, window frames, door frames, and floors. But also finer things that require great care and precision, like cabinets. Carpentry also includes brattice builders, who build doors or ventilation walls in underground passageways.

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Refrigeration Technicians install, maintain, and repair Freon and Ammonia air conditioning and refrigeration systems and troubleshoot and repair electrical controls. Their knowledge and skills are in demand throughout Alaska in homes, office buildings, restaurants, public buildings, seafood processing, and manufacturing plants and shipping industries.

AVTEC Refrigeration

  • 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety Certification
  • EPA 608 Refrigeration Technician
  • Industry Competency Exam (ICE)
  • Industrial First Aid and CPR

Median salary $67,707

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