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Building Construction Technology

349 Associates's Degrees Annually
0 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#86 in Popularity (Associate's)
$54,670 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Building Construction Technology Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many building construction technology graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 522
Undergraduate Certificate 413
Associate Degree 344

What Building Construction Technology Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to building construction technology were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Building Construction Technology Majors

Building Construction Technology majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Building Construction Technology Majors

A major in building construction technology prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Abilities for Building Construction Technology Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a building construction technology student include the following:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

What Can You Do With a Building Construction Technology Major?

People with a building construction technology degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Civil Engineering Technicians 8.9% $52,580
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 12.6% $65,230

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Building Construction Technology?

344 Associate's Degrees Annually
12% Percent Women
25% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major attracts more men than women. About 88% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of building construction technology majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 44
White 230
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Building Construction Technology. About 0.6% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Building Construction Technology Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $54,670 to $70,540 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to building construction technology. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Building Construction Technology Major  ( 54670 to 70540 )
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Some careers associated with building construction technology require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to building construction technology have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 3.3%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 21.9%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 25.3%
Some College Courses 30.6%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 10.5%
Bachelor’s Degree 8.7%

Online Building Construction Technology Programs

In 2019-2020, 131 schools offered a building construction technology program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 70 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 9 0
Associate’s Degree 64 0
Bachelor’s Degree 2 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Building Construction Technology Worth It?

The median salary for a building construction technology grad is $54,670 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 37% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $295,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to building construction technology.

Major Number of Grads
Building/Property Maintenance 1,543
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 1,058
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 665
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 255
Drywall Installation/Drywaller 68
Painting/Painter & Wall Coverer 48
Glazier 38
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher 37
Roofer 15
Carpet, Floor, & Tile Worker 10
Insulator 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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