Building and Construction

The Building and Construction (BC) cluster includes industries directly involved in the construction of housing, roadways or other physical structures.

Industries such as HVAC equipment manufacturing, whose products are used exclusively in the construction of these structures, are also included.

The retail industries such as Home Centers which act as a middle- man between manufacturer and independent contractors are included as well. Lastly, technical firms offering drafting or architectural services are also in the cluster.

Career pathways in Building and Construction

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Helpers
  • Construction Laborers
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • applies health and safety concepts
  • observes critically
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • solves problems
  • makes decisions
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • First-Line Supervisors
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Civil Engineering Technicians
  • demonstrates quality consciousness
  • uses technology
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Managers
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
  • works in teams
  • understands process and product or service