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Architectural and Engineering Managers
(SOC Code : 11-9041)
in California

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields. Exclude "Natural Sciences Managers" (11-9121).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20151st Qtr$80.04$60.06$75.42N/A

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2012 - 202232,30035,9003,60011.11,160

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Architectural and Engineering Services 20,34423.9%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 4809.0%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 5,6978.6%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0647.8%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,6937.7%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2834.6%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services8,9253.1%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 26,7633.0%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4042.5%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 2,8752.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9731.6%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 4211.2%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 1,0851.2%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 7,8351.1%
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 3731.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.
Agricultural Engineering.
Architectural Engineering
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Biochemical Engineering

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.
Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts.
Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, and market demand.
Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of architecture or engineering project staff.
Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.
Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
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.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Chief Engineers; Directors of Engineering; Principal Engineers
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