Civil Engineer

By: Spencer Tesch

What do Civil Engineers do?

Civil engineers design, build, and maintain the foundation for our modern society – our roads and bridges, drinking water and energy systems, sea ports and airports, and the infrastructure for a cleaner environment.

Products of Civil Engineering:

Qualifications and Salary:

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions. Although licensure requirements vary within the United States, civil engineers usually must be licensed in the locations where they provide services directly to the public. The median annual wage for civil engineers was $82,050 in May 2014.