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Civil Engineer

About

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

Education Required

  • Bachelors Degree

Salaries

Median Annual Salary: $71,910
Starting Annual Salary: $43,110
Senior Annual Salary: $108,120

common Majors or Possible Apprenticeships

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Construction Engineering

What Work You'll Do

  • Analyze manufacturing processes or byproducts to identify engineering solutions
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects
  • Develop or implement engineering solutions to clean up industrial accidents or other contaminated sites

Things You Need to Know

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Abilities You'll Need to Have

Major Skills:
  • Problem Solving
Additional Skills:
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop solutions.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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At a Glance

Education Required

  • Bachelors Degree

Salaries

Median Annual Salary:
$71,910

Starting Annual Salary:
$43,110

Senior Annual Salary:
$108,120


common Majors or Possible Apprenticeships

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Construction Engineering