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Employment related FAQs

Q: What do Civil Engineers do?

A: Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of:· structures of various forms, such as bridges, buildings, industrial plants, stadiums, dams, docks, marine platforms, oil drilling rigs, missile bases and launching facilities for space exploration and travel. · transportation systems such as highway, railroads, airports, canals, harbors and pipelines; · systems for water supply, hydropower, irrigation, drainage, flood control, and navigation; and · systems for waste disposal, water and air pollution control.

Q: What about employment opportunities?

A: There are ample employment opportunities in industry, consulting practice, as well as research and development firms

Q: Where do Civil Engineers find employment?

A: Employment can be found among a wide variety of industrial, public, governmental, construction and private consulting organizations.

Q: Are there any self-employment opportunities for Civil Engineers?

A: Many civil engineers are self-employed. In fact, with a Civil Engineering degree you will have a much higher chance to be self-employed than with any other engineering degree.

Q: How do Civil Engineers spend their on-the-job time?

A: Depending on their responsibilities, Civil Engineers may spend most of the time in the office or in the field, or may divide time between indoor and outdoor work.