Civil Engineering Technicians (17-3022)

Occupation description:  Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 643646 0.50 1616
United States 74,00077,600 4.8350 1,8102,160

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.7715.4918.94 24.8230.6737.82
Alaska 34.7025.3329.49 34.8839.2045.35
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 34.4626.0430.01 34.6938.1843.71
Fairbanks North Star Borough 34.9223.2827.78 35.3441.8346.71
Southeast Region 35.0624.6128.29 35.5642.6345.90

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
74059 8.029.8 22.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation93
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation92
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 131
Number of job position postings 23
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Construction Trades/Plumbing Systems/Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems/Heating Systems/Plumbing Systems

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Construction Technology CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Residential Air Condition & Refrigeration OEC
Residential Heat/Vent OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Construction Technology AAS
Construction Technology CT2
Construction Technology OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Construction Technology OEC