Civil engineers design, build, and maintain construction projects including bridges, roads, tunnels, airports, and water supply and sewage treatment plants.
A four-year bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is required to do this work. Some organizations may require a master's degree, which would likely take an additional two-three years to earn. The more education you have, the more marketable you are!
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Opportunities are best for applicants who have master's degrees.
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Civil engineers typically work for engineering and construction firms and the government. Some engineers may spend some time outside monitoring their projects.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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