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Architectural and Engineering Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

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Skills Needed


Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


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.


Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.


Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.


Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.


Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.


Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.


Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.


Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.


Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.


Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.


Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.


Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.


Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.


Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.


Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.


Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.


Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.


Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.


Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.


Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.


This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

  • Lower Income Salary $91k
  • Median Income Salary$143k
  • Upper Income Salary $204k

Employment Projections for this Job


Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

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Degree Levels Offered

    • Architecture BS
    • Architecture-Int Arc & Dsgn BS
    • Biomedical Engineering PhD
    • Chemical Engineering MS
    • Civil & Env Engineer PHDEG
    • Civil Engineering BSCE
    • Civil and Enviro Engrg MS
    • Computer Engineering BSEG
    • Computer Sci and Engr MS
    • Construction Management MS
    • Electrical Engineering BSEE
    • Electrical Engineering MS
    • Electrical Engineering PHDEG
    • Engineering Physics BSEP
    • Environmental Sciences MS
    • Geo-engineering PhD
    • Healthcare Interior Dsgn MHID
    • Hydrogeology MS
    • Hydrology MS
    • Landscape Architecture BLA
    • Materials Sci and Engrg PhD
    • Materials and Nuclear Engr MS
    • Mechanical Engineering BSME
    • Mechanical Engineering MSEG
    • Mechanical Engineering PhD
    • Metallurgical EngineeringBSMTE
    • Mining Engineering MS
    • Operating Engineers
    • Renewable Energy GCert
    • Architecture MARCH
    • Biomedical Engineering MS
    • Chemical Engineering BSCHE
    • Chemical Engineering PhD
    • Civil & Env Engr MSEG
    • Civil Engineering BSEG
    • Civil and Enviro Engrg PhD
    • Computer Sci and Engr BSCSE
    • Computer Sci and Engrg PhD
    • Ecohydrology BS
    • Electrical Engineering BSEG
    • Electrical Engineering MSEG
    • Electrical Engineering PhD
    • Environmental Engrg BSENV
    • Environmental Sciences PhD
    • Geological Engineering BSGE
    • Hydrogeology BSH
    • Hydrogeology PhD
    • Hydrology PhD
    • Materials Sci and Engrg BSMSE
    • Materials Sci and Engring MS
    • Mechanical Engineering BSEG
    • Mechanical Engineering MS
    • Mechanical Engineering PHDEG
    • Metallurgical Engineering BS
    • Mining Engineering BSMINE
    • Nuclear Criticl Safe Eng CERTG

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 6

    Associate's Degree

  • 691

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 2

    Certificate Of Less Than One Year

  • 43

    Doctoral Degree (academic)

  • 6

    Graduate Certificate

  • 136

    Master's Degree