Civil Engineering

Brandon Morrison

My Family Motivated Dream of Becoming an Engineer

Engineering wasn't necessarily a career I had set my eyes on whenever I was little. I was lazy, horribly self-motivated, and never really cared to do anything productive in my spare time. Sports was an interest at first, however, practice was tedious and boring to me as time went on. My father, who had pushed me into these sports, suggested I join the Boy Scouts if after school athletic activities weren't my forte. At the time, I couldn't imagine a thing Boy Scouts would do for me granted my personality and work ethics. To my surprise it had prepared me for a career as much as school has provided. My childhood antics and time usage changed drastically, to where my family realized how creative, hard working, and responsible I can be. Believe it or not, I can thank Boy Scouts for that, even if the journey was a bit annoying. During those four years, I earned the rank of eagle, and not only does it require hard work and a strong will, but the rank itself is largely respected at multiple colleges and institutions. Ever since, my confidence boosted immensely on acquiring a job like engineering. Engineering, as cliche as it may be for students and kids alike to pursue it, was the type of job I could realistically see in my future. I even learned later on that my uncle on my father's side was a Civil Engineer himself, and very successful at that. My educated guess on that fact was that "a path already tread is easier to walk on", so my desire to achieve a firm job in Civil Engineering, along with the help of my uncle and family, was fortified ever since.
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The Average Day of a Civil Engineer

A typical day for a Civil Engineer always starts off with supervision. What they first administrate is other engineers, or possibly his own designs, cost estimates, and other calculations. Leading onto research of their buildings, which include: difficulty/feasibility, general design, cost, and overall sturdiness. These first two daily activities are the bread and butter of just about any engineers job. Now, this is when things start getting a little more creative, for example: brainstorming and designing tools, buildings, bridges, or even parks. However, these fresh ideas require analyzing so that they can be seen through a realistic perspective such as expenses, function, and placement. Post scrutinizing transitions to supervising fellow engineers installation, modification, and commissioning of buildings or related structures. And finally, the engineer develops maintenance schedules and programs to assist other Civil Engineers.

Prerequisites of Becoming a Civil Engineer

The requirements are as stated below:


Education - Bachelors Degree (From any accredited program)

Alternate Requirement - State License

Average Salary - $61,382



These conditions are tolerably reasonable for an engineering branch, but still requires hard work in the long run. Hard work is always rewarded, may it be granted or from personal gain.

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