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Civil Engineers

Tips for Entry

Get licensed; licenses are required by all states and the District of Columbia for engineers who exercise direct control over a project and supervise other engineers.

As a student, apply for internships at local engineering firms and consider enrolling in co-op employment programs or internship programs at your college or university. Consider earning a graduate degree in civil engineering.

Build a strong background in math and science by taking classes in geometry, physics, chemistry, trigonometry, calculus, computer science, and related subjects.

A willingness to relocate to developing areas may lead to opportunities in this field.

Develop solid communication skills, both written and oral.

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