Civil Engineer

"Designing the new Future" By: Cole Dahlke 3rd Hour

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Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been.

-Theodore Von Karman


Source: http://boardofwisdom.com/togo/?viewid=1005&listname=Engineering&start=11#.VpUrHJROKrU

Basic Information about being a Civil Engineer

  • Civil Engineers design roads, airports, bridges, water, and wastewater systems
  • Civil Engineers usually work in offices or labs, but some work outdoors
  • Civil Engineers work for government agencies, private engineering firms, and industries, some teach at colleges and universities
  • There salaries in Wisconsin are between $50,240 to about $104,050
  • Nationally there salaries are between $51,280 to about $122,020
  • The outlook in Wisconsin for this job is you will have competition for this job
  • Percent Expected Employment Growth, 10 years: 17%
  • Expected annual openings, growth and turnover: 1,580
  • Civil engineers earn a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, A graduate degree is required for research and faculty positions
  • An advanced degree helps engineers move up more quickly, as does registration as a professional engineer, Formal training, work experience, and the successful completion of a state and national examination are required to receive a license as a professional engineer


Picture Source: “Among Their Many Duties, Civil Engineers Oversee Activities of Construction Personnel at the Project Site.” Analyze!yCareer.com. AnalyzeMyCareer.com, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016. <http://analyzemycareer.com/Careers/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/civil-engineers.htm>

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What you need to do to Succeed in this Career

Classes for High School


  • Calculus
  • Geology
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Technical Writing
  • Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Programming
  • English Composition


Classes for College


  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering Systems
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Materials
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Physics
  • English Composition
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Linear Differential Equations
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Senior Design Project
  • Soil Materials
  • Statistics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Associations/Professional Organizations

1) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Website: https://wiscareers.wisc.edu/masterIncludes/outsideLink.asp?site=http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/&name=Wisconsin+Department+of+Natural+Resources


Address: Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921


Phone Number: 1-888-936-7463 from 7am to 10pm


2) American Socitey of Civil Engineers


Website: https://wiscareers.wisc.edu/masterIncludes/outsideLink.asp?site=http://www.asce.org/&name=American+Society+of+Civil+Engineers


Phone Number: (800)-548-ASCE-(2723)

Job Ad

Do you like designing? Well if you do you should look into becoming a civil engineer. Civil engineers design roads, airports, bridges, water ways and wastewater systems. If you would like to become a civil engineer you would work in many different places, usually in offices or labs, but some work outdoors. They work for government agencies, private engineering firms, and industries, some teach at colleges and universities. The cool thing is that once you design these things and you get it approved you could be driving over a bridge that you designed. Also some of the associations that back up civil engineers are the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers and finally Society of Women Engineers. In the next 10 years the demand for civil engineers will go up by 17%. To become a civil engineer you would need to earn a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. A graduate degree is required for research and faculty positions. Employers hire with experience, engineers earn more responsibilities. They may become senior or project engineers, or department heads. An advanced degree helps engineers move up more quickly, as does registration as a professional engineer. Formal training, work experience, and the successful completion of a state and national examination are required to receive a license as a professional engineer. To become a civil engineer call 1-800-Civil-Engineer