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Civil Engineering Overview - Preparation - Day in the Life - Specialization -
Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations - Profiles of Civil Engineers


Day in the Life
The only constant in the professional lives of civil engineers is that they never have typical days. Every day is different, bringing new challenges and unique demands, and the nature of these demands varies according to the specialization and seniority of the engineer. Most report they work in teams, they spend time on things not necessarily well described in their titles, they concern themselves with continuing education and  networking part of the time. Virtually all engineers spend some part of every day doing some routine administrative tasks.

Teams and Coworkers
Almost all jobs in civil engineering require some sort of interaction with coworkers. Whether they are working in a team situation, or just asking for advice, most engineers have to have the ability to communicate and work with other people.

Tasks and Titles
Civil engineers have a wide array of specialty areas to choose from. The titles civil engineers hold are far more broad than most people know and their duties are even more diverse.

Women and Minorities
Once engineering was predominantly a field belonging to white males. 

This is arguably no longer the case, although there is still progress to be made. In the case of women, the percentage of engineering bachelor's degrees has been on the rise.

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
 


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