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ASPHALT ESTIMATOR: You Can Get An F In School & Fired From Work

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Marshall, an asphalt estimator, spends his typical day putting together proposals, for repairs, trip hazards, and handicap upgrades. He spends three times longer driving in a car than a normal human being because he has to constantly drive to job sites. He tells us that accountability in school and work are the same because just like how you can get an F in school, you can also get fired at work.

Degree: Geography
Job Title: Asphalt Estimator
Employer: Tar Construction

Job Summary: Cost Estimators

Job Description

Cost estimators collect and analyze data to estimate the time, money, resources, and labor required for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services. Some specialize in a particular industry or product type.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Society of Professional Estimators.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$35,000 - $100,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
30 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills, Public speaking ability

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<span m='13740'>in</span> <span m='14160'>terms</span> <span m='14470'>of</span> <span m='14510'>their</span> <span m='14610'>needs</span> <span m='14930'>of</span> <span m='15230'>parking</span> <span m='15520'>lot</span> <span m='15710'>repairs,</span> <span m='16950'>and</span> <span m='17540'>all</span> <span m='17680'>the</span> <span m='17750'>way</span> <span m='18210'>to</span> <span m='18620'>concrete</span> <span m='19070'>and</span> <span m='19160'>asphalt</span> <span m='19890'>trip</span> <span m='20110'>hazards</span> <span m='20730'>and</span> <span m='21150'>handicap</span> <span m='22150'>upgrades.</span> <span m='23090'>On</span> <span m='23260'>a</span> <span m='23320'>typical</span> <span m='23730'>day</span> <span m='24190'>I</span> <span m='24340'>would</span> <span m='24540'>say</span> <span m='24790'>that</span> <span m='24930'>I'm</span> <span m='25130'>in</span> <span m='25210'>the</span> <span m='25310'>car</span> <span m='25780'>driving</span> <span m='26160'>around</span> <span m='26360'>the</span> <span m='26420'>Bay</span> <span m='26620'>Area</span> <span m='27380'>about</span> <span m='27990'>60%</span> <span m='28660'>of</span> <span m='28710'>the</span> <span m='28800'>time.</span> <span m='30150'>I</span> <span m='30330'>average</span> <span m='30750'>about</span> <span m='31130'>45,000</span> <span m='31990'>miles</span> <span m='32290'>a</span> <span m='32360'>year</span> <span m='32490'>driving,</span> <span m='32950'>which</span> <span m='33250'>is</span> <span m='33820'>three</span> <span m='34050'>times</span> <span m='34430'>more</span> <span m='34680'>than</span> <span m='34880'>your</span> <span m='35410'>normal</span> <span m='35740'>human</span> <span m='36090'>being,</span> <span m='36390'>but</span> <span m='37130'>if</span> <span m='37500'>you</span> <span m='37620'>don't</span> <span m='37760'>mind</span> <span m='37960'>driving</span> <span m='38320'>it's</span> <span m='38470'>a</span> <span m='38520'>great</span> <span m='38820'>career.</span> <span m='39680'>I</span> <span m='39780'>majored</span> <span m='40160'>in</span> <span m='40240'>geography</span> <span m='40505'>at</span> <span m='41250'>San</span> <span m='41450'>Jose</span> <span m='41650'>State</span> <span m='41920'>University,</span> <span m='42560'>and</span> <span m='42660'>graduated,</span> <span m='43840'>and</span> <span m='44330'>worked</span> <span m='44550'>for</span> <span m='45050'>Santa Clara</span> <span m='45550'>County</span> <span m='46340'>as</span> <span m='46690'>an</span> <span m='47150'>inspector</span> <span m='47740'>for</span> <span m='48020'>the</span> <span m='48120'>waterways.</span> <span m='49300'>And</span> <span m='50110'>with</span> <span m='50320'>the</span> <span m='50560'>rough</span> <span m='50820'>economy,</span> <span m='51320'>I</span> <span m='51380'>was</span> <span m='51590'>laid</span> <span m='51820'>off.</span> <span m='52120'>And</span> <span m='52270'>then</span> <span m='52410'>I</span> <span m='52480'>was</span> <span m='52670'>hired</span> <span m='52990'>by</span> <span m='53480'>a</span> <span m='53870'>friend</span> <span m='54110'>of</span> <span m='54150'>mine</span> <span m='54780'>to</span> <span m='55010'>try</span> <span m='55250'>sales</span> <span m='55670'>for</span> <span m='56370'>my</span> <span m='56500'>first</span> <span m='56780'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='57490'>What</span> <span m='57840'>I</span> <span m='57930'>wish</span> <span m='58230'>I</span> <span m='58290'>knew</span> <span m='58450'>in</span> <span m='58540'>high</span> <span m='58720'>school</span> <span m='59100'>was</span> <span m='59820'>how</span> <span m='60000'>important</span> <span m='60350'>it</span> <span m='60440'>was</span> <span m='60740'>to</span> <span m='61050'>follow</span> <span m='61420'>through</span> <span m='61740'>with</span> <span m='62570'>getting</span> <span m='62770'>your</span> <span m='62890'>schoolwork</span> <span m='63410'>done</span> <span m='63740'>and</span> <span m='64099'>getting</span> <span m='64340'>homework</span> <span m='64700'>in</span> <span m='64860'>on</span> <span m='65040'>time,</span> <span m='65930'>because</span> <span m='66130'>those</span> <span m='66330'>things</span> <span m='66600'>directly</span> <span m='67310'>relate</span> <span m='67780'>to</span> <span m='68190'>exactly</span> <span m='68710'>what</span> <span m='68880'>the</span> <span m='68960'>work</span> <span m='69250'>life</span> <span m='69490'>is.</span> <span m='69825'>If</span> <span m='70160'>you</span> <span m='70290'>can't</span> <span m='70500'>get</span> <span m='70650'>your</span> <span m='70780'>homework</span> <span m='71260'>in</span> <span m='71470'>on</span> <span m='71650'>time</span> <span m='72000'>for</span> <span m='72160'>school,</span> <span m='72940'>you're</span> <span m='73020'>probably</span> <span m='73290'>not</span> <span m='73460'>going</span> 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