What is a Civil Engineer?

Don't feel bad if you do not know what a Civil Engineer is. I am a Civil Engineer. When my sister asked me what I was going to college for I told her. She looked confused and asked if it was some sort of Legal Practice! So feel free to contact me with any questions about the profession. 

 

If you want the textbook answer see below:

 

Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. It helps creates our modern way of life including highways, running water, buildings, and more. 

 

Most civil engineers have at least a 4 year BS Degree in Civil Engineering although a Masters degree is recommended. The profession is growing faster than other careers creating a strong job outlook for the future.

 

Civil Engineers in the United States typically earn $60,000 to $150,000 per year and work in a variety of settings from office to jobsite, government to contractor, or consultant.  

 

In order to seal or certifiy engineering drawings one must be a Professional Engineer. A Professional Engineer is a Civil Engineer that completed all state requirements for registration including becoming a graduate from an acreddited university, passing of two engineering exams (FE or EIT and the PE exam), have progressive work experience, professional references, and most importantly pay the state registration fees. Once registered most states require continuing education. 

 

For more detailed information please visit this site:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/civil-engineers.htm

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