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Engineering & Construction Degrees and Programs Offered in California (CA)


Engineering and construction careers require you to have a high level of technical knowledge and formal training. A bachelor's degree plus a license from the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists is required for most engineers, while construction managers typically have a bachelor's degree plus certification and work experience. An associate's degree in engineering can prepare you for entry level technician jobs.

Earning engineering and construction degrees in California

Train to work in engineering and construction and you could enjoy a healthy salary for a career that fascinates you. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following 2009 mean annual wages for popular construction and engineering jobs in California:

  1. Aerospace Engineers: $107,710
  2. Civil Engineers: $91,910
  3. Industrial Engineers: $86,200
  4. Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers: $74,500
  5. Electricians: $56,840

Engineering and construction degrees in California can lead to a growth career in the state. The California Employment Development Department projects an 8.9 percent growth in job opportunities for construction managers between 2008 and 2018, a 7 percent growth for engineering managers, an 80.6 percent growth for biomedical engineers, and a 21.4 percent growth for environmental engineers. Learn more about your degree options and start your commitment to training in California today.

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