Engineers generally enter the career field with a bachelor’s degree, but advancement becomes more likely with the attainment of a professional engineers license (PE) or structural engineer (SE) license. To learn more about careers in engineering, click here
Civil engineers usually work in the following eight specialty areas:
- Structural: Structural engineers are responsible for creating structures that support weight and the loads they carry. This includes carrying out the planning and design of bridges, buildings, offshore structures, space platforms, amusement park rides, and more.
- Environmental: Environmental engineers “translate physical, chemical, and biological processes into systems to destroy toxic substances, remove pollutants from water, reduce non-hazardous solid waste volumes” and more.