Cost Estimators and Cost Engineers

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Occupation Description

Cost estimators prepare estimates for the cost of product manufacturing, construction or services to assist management in bidding on, or determining the price of, products or services related to an organization. They can also specialize according to specific services preformed or they can focus on the type of product manufactured.

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Total Employees In 2010


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Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors In Accounting
Bachelors in Business Administration

Required Work Experience


National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth