2012-Architectural Technology-Program Trends

2012-Architectural Technology-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Architectural Technology
Occupation Report
April 26, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Cost estimators (SOC 13-1051)
Architects, except landscape and naval (SOC 17-1011)
Architectural and civil drafters (SOC 17-3011)

Education Level
Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postsecondary vocational award

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

339
368
29
8.25%
56
$21.80

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

339
8,530
481,897

2017
Change
Jobs
368
8,811
507,021

29
281
25,124

%
Change
9%
3%
5%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$21.80
$24.26
$25.93

Openin
gs
56
1,070
66,632

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
541310
541330
236220
238221
337122
541320
236115

Name
Architectural Services
Engineering Services
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Residential plumbing and HVAC contractors
Nonupholstered Wood Household Furniture
Manufacturing
Landscape Architectural Services
New Single-Family Housing Construction (except
Operative Builders)

2013
Jobs
41
27
17
12

2017
Jobs
43
29
19
14

2
2
2
2

%
Change
5%
7%
12%
17%

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<10

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<10

<10

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<10

<10

--

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Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4
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Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Code
13-1051
17-1011
17-3011

Description
Cost estimators
Architects, except landscape and naval
Architectural and civil drafters
Total

2013
Jobs
222
76
41
339

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
245
42
80
9
42
5
368

2011 Median Hourly
Earnings
$23.39
$19.31
$17.92

56

$21.80

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local

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trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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