Civil construction products and projects range from new roads and parks to airports, shopping centers and drainage systems. If you pursue a career in civil engineering, you can expect to work on large scale projects such as these, and a career can be exciting, challenging and financially rewarding.
If you are interested in architecture, urban planning, engineering and the environment, a career as a civil engineer may be ideal for you. It also helps to have some artistic ability, a grasp of physics, math and science and an analytical mind.
You will require at least a bachelor’s degree in a related subject if you are interested in this career field, although it also pays to start preparing earlier by focusing on relevant subjects at school. You will also need to take and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, and although an internship isn’t a requirement, it can provide some useful hands on experience.
Civil engineers are always in demand, and the outlook for employment is generally good, making this a stable, appealing and well paid career option.