Total number of jobs: 326,800
Projected job growth: 6 percent
Median salary: $86,640
Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or civil engineering technology
Bottom line: Civil engineers are responsible for every aspect of designing and building infrastructure projects. These include public works such as buildings, bridges, roads, energy systems, ports, railways, airports and more.
Civil engineers must analyze data to plan and design projects, conduct risk-analysis, prepare cost estimates, lodge permit applications, conduct soil and building material testing, use design software, ensure compliance with industry and government standards, ensure surveying is carried out and manage the repair, maintenance, and replacement of the finished infrastructure.
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