Civil Engineer

By:Brock l

Salary Range

The salary for a civil engineer is $77,560 per year and $37.29 per hour. This all depends on what company you work for and how experienced you are at the job. Many civil engineers make a lot more then $77,560 but that only comes when you work for many years.

Education

You need to have a bachelors degree to be a civil engineer.A bachelors degree is 4 years of collage.Some of the classes needed are Communication (written and oral),Math (Algebra, trigonometry, calculus),Physics,Chemistry,Computer literacy,Economics, and Social science with a few more.

Job Description/Duties

Civil engineers design and oversees large construction projects, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.Some other duties are to work in the office deciding what the final design of the build will be. And sometimes you work on the job site helping the construction workers do there job.

Environmental relationship between the environment and job

The environmental relationship between a civil engineer and the environment is to build and design buildings and systems to keep chemicals and pollution from destroying animals habits. Many engineers try to use products that are not destroying the environment.

Advantages

Some advantages of being a civil engineer is you get your own truck all you have to do is put the company's logo on the truck.You get to meet with clients and can go to any restaurant you want.

Disadvantages

A few disadvantages of being a civil engineer is that you may work a lot of hours trying to finish a job. Some others are you will always be pressured because you have to meet dead lines.

Interesting facts

The tallest building in the world is the Burj khalifa at a massive 2,717 feet or 271 stories. There are over 278,400 civil engineers in the united states.