Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Sample of reported job titles: Estimator, Cost Estimator, Estimator Project Manager, Project Manager, Construction Estimator, Cost Analyst, Design Consultant, Operations Manager, Sales Engineer
New Hampshire Outlook
Top industries in NH for this occupation:
Education and Training
Most Cost Estimators have a four-year college degree. While neither experience nor on-the-job training are necessary, those who are new to the field may work with a more experienced person to improve knowledge and skills.
There is no professional license required in New Hampshire. Professional associations for this occupation offer voluntary certification programs for those looking to improve professional competence.
Interests (Holland Code): CE
Career Cluster: Business, Management and Administration
Although cost estimators generally work in central offices, they often visit factory floors or construction sites. Cost estimators typically work under pressure and experience stress because of the need to meet deadlines. As a result, overtime is common.
Additional Information Sources**
Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis
Association for the Advancement of Cost Estimating International
American Society of Professional Estimators
To Find a Job
Contact the nearest NH Employment Security office or go online to www.nhes.nh.gov
* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
** Inclusion of this information is intended to provide a convenient resource for research, but in no way constitutes an endorsement for any organization; nor is the list all-inclusive.
NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
For more information:
Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
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