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.
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.
Civil transportation group managers manage projects that contribute to the expansion of transportation planning at local, regional, and national levels.
Civil engineers manage projects that contribute to the expansion of transportation, sewer, and utilities planning at local, regional, and national levels.
Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.