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Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction

Find out what careers are included in the architecture and construction career cluster. Learn about the careers, what kind of training they require, and what the working conditions are for architects and construction workers. Includes links to eThemes on career exploration, career interest assessments, and architecture.


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Read an overview of this career cluster and find out about the different career paths. Includes a link to print and Internet resources on architecture.
Explore the links to find out about careers in architecture and construction. Some links include short video clips about the careers.
The United States Department of Labor website includes information about careers in construction. Includes an overview of working conditions, job advancement, salary, and more.
Click on "Carpenter," "Drafter," "Architect," "Civil Engineer," or "Electrician" to find out what people in these careers do.
Read interviews with architects, civil engineers, and others in the architecture and construction industry.
Find out about the working conditions, career outlook, and training of an architect.
Find out what an electrical engineer does and how you can become one.
Learn what it is like to be an engineering technician.
Read this seven-page PDF file to see if landscape architecture is the career for you.
This site contains information about careers. Students can explore different positions in fields such as medicine, military, architecture, and television. Learn about different jobs, the required skills, training, potential pay, and working conditions. Includes information about making a career plan. An eMINTS WebQuest on careers is linked. There are links to eThemes resources on job hunting and interest assesments.
These sites contain online inventory and interest assessments. These assessments can help to create students' profiles, identify skills, abilities, specific interests, and help to find a right career. There are eThemes resources on career exploration and job hunting.
Learn about architecture around the world including how the St. Louis Gateway Arch was built, Hoover Dam, famous architects, and stories about the people who built them. There are sites with lesson plans on how to teach students to draw floor plans, make blue prints, and draw their own architectural plans. Also included are several pictures of famous structures, lists of architecture books, and glossaries of words.

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