What Civil Engineers Do
Civil engineers design,
build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in
the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels,
dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. Civil
engineers generally work in a variety of locations and conditions. Many spend
time outdoors at construction sites so that they can monitor operations or
solve problems onsite.
How to Become a Civil Engineer
Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for civil engineers was $82,220 in May 2015. Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 8 percent by 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.