Civil

Do you like to play games where you get to design your own cities and landscapes? Then civil engineering might be a good fit for you! Civil engineers get to design, build, and maintain structures that are necessary for our modern lives, such as roads, energy systems, airports, and water systems.

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineers design and oversee major projects that include the construction of buildings, transportation systems, and sewage systems. The majority of their time is spent in an office, but they do get to spend time out in the world as well. Civil engineers work for a variety of companies such as Lockheed Martin, Comcast, and Boeing, as well as public entities like cities and states. The median salary for civil engineers is $94,360 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and bachelor’s degree is required, along with state certification for some positions.

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Example Careers

Civil Transportation Group Managers

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary
$67k

Civil transportation group managers manage projects that contribute to the expansion of transportation planning at local, regional, and national levels.

Civil Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary
$70k

Civil engineers manage projects that contribute to the expansion of transportation, sewer, and utilities planning at local, regional, and national levels.

If civil engineering is not your thing, there are more areas of engineering!

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