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Civil Engineers

Civil Engineer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Civil engineering involves theoretical knowledge applied to the practical planning of the layout of our cities, towns, and other communities. It is concerned with modifying the natural environment and building new environments to better the lifestyles of the general public. Civil engineers are involved in the design and construction of the physical structures that make up our surroundings, such as roads, bridges, buildings, and harbors. They are also known as structural engineers. There are approximately 326,800 civil engineers in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Engineering Manager

Senior Engineer, or Supervisory Engineer

Project Manager, or Engineer

Junior Engineer

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