Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation

Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation program icon Programs and majors in Industry, Manufacturing, Construction and Transportation can lead to careers in aviation, automotive, construction and design.

Do any of these things interest you?

  • Working with your hands.
  • Flying an airplane.
  • Designing and building.
  • Operating heavy equipment.
  • Working outdoors.

If so, take a look at careers in Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation below.

Careers in Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
 

Auto Body Damage Repair Technician

Similar Job Titles:
Auto Body Repair Technician, Auto Body Repairer, Auto Body Repairman, Auto Body Technician, Automotive Painter, Body and Frame Man, Body Man, Body Technician

Description
Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Auto Body Damage Repair Technicians typically: Follow supervisors' instructions as to which parts to restore or replace and how much time the job should take.  Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.  Sand body areas to be painted and cover bumpers, windows, and trim with masking tape or paper to protect them from the paint.  Fit and weld replacement parts into place, using wrenches and welding equipment, and grind down welds to smooth them, using power grinders and other tools.  Prime and paint repaired surfaces, using paint spray-guns and motorized sanders.

Hourly

$20.18

Regional

Salary

$41,970

Regional

 

Current Employment

1,060

Regional

 

Job Growth

11%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,060 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 11%.

Visit the Automotive Technology Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as an Auto Body Damage Repair Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Commercial Pilot

Similar Job Titles
Captain, Charter Pilot, Check Airman, Chief Pilot, Commercial Pilot, EMS Helicopter Pilot (Emergency Medical Service Helicopter Pilot), First Officer, Helicopter Pilot, Line Pilot, Pilot

Description
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.

Commercial Pilots typically:  Use instrumentation to pilot aircraft when visibility is poor.  Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight according to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.  Monitor engine operation, fuel consumption, and functioning of aircraft systems during flights.  Check aircraft prior to flights to ensure that the engines, controls, instruments, and other systems are functioning properly.  Consider airport altitudes, outside temperatures, plane weights, and wind speeds and directions to calculate the speed needed to become airborne.

Hourly

$40.83

Regional

Salary

$78,740

Regional

Current Employment

570

Regional

Job Growth

10%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 570 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 10%.

Visit the Aviation Technology Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Commercial Pilot 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Air Conditioning Technician

Similar Job Titles
A/C Tech (Air Conditioning Technician); HVAC Installer (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Installer); HVAC Mechanic (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Mechanic); HVAC Service Tech (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Service Technician); HVAC Service Technician (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Service Technician); HVAC Specialist (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Specialist); HVAC Technician (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technician); HVAC Technician (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician); Service Technician; Systems Mechanic

Description
Install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.

Air Conditioning Technicians typically: Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution.  Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.  Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.  Discuss heating or cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that repairs corrected malfunctions.  Repair or service heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to improve efficiency, such as by changing filters, cleaning ducts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants.

Hourly

$22.64

Regional

Salary

$47,080

Regional

Current Employment

2,060

Regional

Job Growth

23%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 2,060 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 23%.

Visit the Air Conditioning Technology Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as an Air Conditioning Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

General Contractor

Similar Job Titles
Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Foreman, Construction Manager, Construction Superintendent, General Contractor, Job Superintendent, Project Executive, Project Manager, Project Superintendent

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

General Contractors typically: Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.  Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.  Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.  Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.  Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations

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Hourly

$43.93

Regional

Salary

$91,370

Regional

Current Employment

5,480

Regional

Job Growth

16%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 5,480 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 16%.

Visit the Construction Technology Program webpage

Learn more about a career as a General Contractor 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Building Inspector

Similar Job Titles
Building Code Administrator, Building Inspection Engineer, Building Inspector, Building Official, Combination Building Inspector, Construction Inspector, Construction Materials Testing Technician, Elevator Inspector, Inspector, Plumbing Inspector

Description
Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

Building Inspectors typically: Inspect bridges, dams, highways, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, or foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, or conformance to specifications and codes.  Inspect facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact.  Monitor installation of plumbing, wiring, equipment, or appliances to ensure that installation is performed properly and is in compliance with applicable regulations.  Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, or elevation of structures or fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes.  Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs.

Hourly

$28.41

Regional

Salary

$59,090

Regional

Current Employment

1,270

Regional

Job Growth

8%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,270 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 8%.

Visit the Construction Technology Program webpage

Learn more about a career as a Building Inspector 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Structural Steel Welder

Similar Job Titles
Fitter, Fitter/Welder, Iron Worker, Iron Worker Foreman, Ironworker, Rigger, Steel Fabricator, Steel Worker, Structural Steel Erector, Tower Hand

Description
Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

Structural Steel Welders typically: Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required.  Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.  Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.  Fasten structural steel members to hoist cables, using chains, cables, or rope.  Hoist steel beams, girders, or columns into place, using cranes or signaling hoisting equipment operators to lift and position structural steel members.

Hourly

$25.30

Regional

Salary

$52,610

Regional

Current Employment

300

Regional

Job Growth

25%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 300 people in the states. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 25%.

Visit the Welding Technology Program webpage

Learn more about a career as a Structural Steel Welder 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Heavy Equipment Specialist

Similar Job Titles
Construction Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Technician, Field Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician, Mechanic, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Description
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

Heavy Equipment Specialists typically: Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.  Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.  Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.  Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.  Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.

Hourly

$24.45

Regional

Salary

$50,860

Regional

Current Employment

2,020

Regional

Job Growth

8%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 2,020 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 8%.

Visit the Diesel Technology Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Heavy Equipment Specialist 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Automotive Service Technician

Similar Job Titles
A/C Technician (Air Conditioning Technician), Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic), Automobile Technician, Automotive Technician (Auto Technician), Drivability Technician, Heavy Line Technician, Lube Technician, Oil Bay Technician, Quick Service Technician, Service Technician

Description
Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.

Automotive Service Technicians typically: Inspect vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.  Estimate costs of vehicle repair.  Troubleshoot fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems, using electronic testing equipment.  Repair, overhaul, or adjust automobile brake systems.  Test electronic computer components in automobiles to ensure proper operation.

Hourly

$19.02

Regional

Salary

$39,550

Regional

Current Employment

6,390

Regional

Job Growth

8%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 6,390 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 8%.

Visit the Automotive Technology Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as an Automotive Service Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Mechanical Drafting Technician

Similar Job Titles
CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer), CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator), Design Drafter, Designer, Drafter, Drafting Technician, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Drafter, Product Designer, Project Designer

Description
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Mechanical Drafting Technicians typically: Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, tools, and controls, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.  Produce three-dimensional models, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.  Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or angle views to depict functional relationships of components, assemblies, systems, and machines.  Modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems.  Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting component designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed.

Hourly

$26.50

Regional

Salary

$55,130

Regional

Current Employment

220

Regional

Job Growth

104%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 220 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 104%.

Visit the CADD Technology Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Mechanical Drafting Technician 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.


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Degrees & Certificates in This Area of Study

 

Air Conditioning Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

Air Conditioning Technology (Certificate of Achievement)

Air Conditioning Technology: Central Plant (Associate of Applied Science)

Air Conditioning Technology: Central Plant (Certificate of Achievement)

Air Conditioning Technology: Critical Systems (Associate of Applied Science)

Air Conditioning Technology: Critical Systems (Certificate of Achievement)

Air Conditioning Technology: Food Service Refrigeration (Associate of Applied Science)

Air Conditioning Technology: Food Service Refrigeration (Certificate of Achievement)

Architectural Design Technology: Interior Design (Associate of Applied Science)

Architectural Design Technology: Residential Design (Associate of Applied Science)

Auto Maintenance & Light Repair (Certificate of Achievement)

Automotive Technology: Alternative Fuels & Hybrid Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

Automotive Technology: Collision Repair (Associate of Applied Science)

Automotive Technology: Diagnostic Specialist (Certificate of Achievement)

Automotive Technology: Heavy-line Specialist (Certificate of Achievement)

Automotive Technology: Master Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

Automotive Technology: Performance Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

Automotive Technology: Service Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

Aviation Technology (Certificate of Achievement)

Aviation Technology: Flight Operations (Associate of Applied Science)

Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot (Associate of Applied Science)

CADD Technology (Certificate of Achievement)

Collision Repair (Certificate of Achievement)

Construction Management (Associate of Applied Science)

Diesel Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician (Certificate of Achievement)

Diesel Heavy Equipment Master Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

Floral Design (Skills Certificate)

Floral Design: Special Events & Weddings (Skills Certificate)

Floral Design Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

Floral Design Technology (Certificate of Achievement)

Water/Wastewater Treatment: Wastewater Treatment (Associate of Applied Science)

Water/Wastewater Treatment: Wastewater Treatment (Certificate of Achievement)

Water/Wastewater Treatment: Water Treatment (Associate of Applied Science)

Water/Wastewater Treatment: Water Treatment (Certificate of Achievement)

Welding Technology: Advanced Level Welder (Associate of Applied Science)

Welding Technology: Entry Level Welder (Certificate of Achievement)

NOTE: Associate of Arts, Business, and Science degrees are intended for transfer to another NSHE institution. Associate of Applied Science degrees are for a specific occupation, intended to respond to the needs of the workforce and may transfer to a NSHE institution offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.