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Education And Training

Experience in the building trades is still the most important asset to getting a position as a cost estimator, but more companies are looking for candidates who have taken construction, engineering, or architecture courses. It is especially important to be able to read blueprints and construction specifications.

All people working with numbers must have strong computer skills and be able to learn software programs quickly. Whether or not they have formal training beyond high school, they need to be able to use algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. In some cases, calculus is also advised.

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