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What Can You Do With a Major In Civil Engineering?  

 
Civil engineers design the built environment - the structures, roads, water supply systems, and much more - that surrounds us. The profession is broad and encompasses several technical areas including structures, transportation, geo-technics, water resources and environmental protection. Employment opportunities are plentiful in design, construction, management, teaching, and research. Employers include consulting firms, industrial companies, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
 

 

Some Related Career Titles  

 

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).

 

 With a Master's Degree

Land Developer

Engineering Officer

Structural Engineering

 

                                                                                            

With a Bachelor's Degree 

Civil Engineer

Construction Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Facility Engineer

Structural Designer

Project Engineer

Site Engineer

 

 General Career Directions
  • AutoCAD Technician
  • CAD Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Designer
  • Civil Engineering Sales
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Director of Transportation
  • Engineer
 
  • Environmental Manager
  • Project Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Senior Civil Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surveyor
 

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings  

 
  • Architectural Firms
  • Construction Industry
  • Consulting Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing Industry
 
  • Medical Companies
  • Oil Industry
  • Power Industry
  • Railroad Industry
  • Telecommunications Industry
  • Transportation Industry
  • Utilities Industry
 
 

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Beginning Salary Range 

 

Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $51,000  (From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey - National Association of Colleges and Employers) 

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Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

American Society of Civil Engineers 
The Civil Engineer
National Academy of Engineering 
National Society for Professional Engineers
Society of Women Engineers  

 

 

Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases

http://www.cebulletin.com/  
http://www.civilengineercareers.net/ 
http://www.civilengineeringcentral.com/ 
http://www.civilengineeringjobs.com/
http://www.engcen.com/civil.asp 
http://www.engineer.net/civil.php 
http://www.engineer-jobs.com/ 
http://www.getcivilengineeringjobs.com/  

http://www.computerjobs.net

 

 

 

 

Graduate Schools   

 

Local Programs - Master of Science in Civil Engineering and other related programs
University of North Florida 
Florida State University 

 

Other resources for graduate program research  

http://www.gradschools.com/ 
http://www.petersons.com/ 
http://www.princetonreview.com/  

 

 

Link To UNF Program  

The  College of Computing, Engineering and Construction  at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in  Civil Engineering.