Civil Engineering

By: Brandon Thompson

What is it?

A civil engineer plans the design, construction, and maintenance of various civil structures such as bridges, tunnels and subways. They take the designs from architects and make them structurally sound. I'd like to work in this field because I enjoy taking things and making them work/be better.

Typical Day

Civil engineers have to come up with solutions to complex problems and use them; they shape the world we live in. They look for things to make better or what we need and upgrade/add them.


$49,540 is the lowest base salary for this job. Most earn about $62,000 per year and few make around $120,000 a year.


As for all jobs education is a necessity to have. For this job though it is required that you go to college for at least 4 years. Anymore would help to increase understanding and salary.