Job Exploration: 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, check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook or visit the Career Services library.

  • AutoCAD Technician
  • CAD Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Designern
  • 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


Beginning Salary Range

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.

Job Search Information

National Organizations or Databases

Graduate Schools

Local Programs

Master of Science in Civil Engineering and other related programs:

UNF Program

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