Energy, Construction & Utilities
Facilitating the Future of Orange County Industry.
The energy, construction, and utilities sector represents a cluster of industries that are responsible for the installation and management of technologies related to the efficient creation, dispersal, and storage of energy. With more than 48,000 energy-related companies in California, the future of this sector has never been brighter. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.
Careers in Energy, Construction & Utilities
Launch a bold new career that’s literally built for the future! Energy, construction, and utilities sector grads are finding success in these fields and more!
Utilities | Energy Efficiency | Manufacturing | Information | Architecture | Residential and Commercial Construction | Drafting | Building Information Modeling | Real Estate & Property Management | Finance & Insurance | Professional, Scientific & Technical Services | Government | Wholesale Trade
Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in an energy, construction, and utilities career.
Critical Thinking | Leadership | Problem Solving | Math | Teamwork | Ability to Learn | Technical | Mechanical | Good with Tools | Listening | Communication | Situational Awareness | Physical Labor
Earning Potential for Careers in Energy, Construction & Utilities
Your career education in energy, construction, and utilities opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!
- Architectural and Civil Drafters: $55,430-$78,616
- Carpenters: $40,661-$87,728
- Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians: $57,000-$88,448
- Construction and Building Inspectors: $66,659-$114,078
- Construction Managers: $67,789-$158,922
- Electricians: $52,243-$99,724
- First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers: $63,038-$107,904
- Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers: $49,230-$86,657
- Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters: $38,454-$85,577
I discovered what I really want to do is go for my construction management degree. I feel lucky to have found this program.
Energy, Construction & Utilities Facts
Employment of electricians is projected to grow 8 percent by 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Homes and businesses continue to require wiring, and electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.
Since 2009, the Utilities industry has seen annual salaries grow by an average of $24,713, or 26.6%.
After completing coursework in a Career Education program, 76% of students in this sector report higher wages, with an average increase of 42%.
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