Gain skills leading to jobs in building and construction, from carpentry and masonry, to architecture, drafting, and design.
Architectural drafters prepare detailed drawings of architectural plans and designs for structures and buildings according to specifications from architects. They use software to transform complex plans into organized technical depictions and representations. They bring knowledge of design principles, mathematics and practical applications of technology and engineering science to projects. Architectural drafters earn an average salary of $51,960 per year.
Construction workers use carpentry and masonry skills to maintain existing facilities, use tools and equipment to repair facility structures and systems, maintain systems that keep a building safe and secure, finish and seal building surfaces. They may aslo develop skills in landscaping to maintain a facility’s grounds and build cabinets. In New Mexico, construction workers earn $52,860 per year on average.
Surveyors establish official land, airspace, and water boundaries. Surveyors work with civil engineers, landscape architects, and regional and urban planners to develop comprehensive design documents. They work outdoors in many types of terrain, and they also work indoors to prepare legal documents and other reports. Surveyors in New Mexico earn an average salary of $79,630 per year.