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Civil Engineering

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Civil Education In high school, aspiring civil engineers should take these courses Job Overview Civil engineers plan, design, and construct a wide variety of structures. Bridges Highways Railways Core Tasks They perform difficult calculations to determine structure stability, but they also... Study project site conditions and calculate project costs. Supervise construction workers and progress. Make reports on their findings on progress, issues, and calculations. Getting Employed Government agencies, engineering firms, and construction companies hire civil engineers. Needed Skills Civil engineers need to be profecient in They also need to be good presenters and communicators, so as to express their work effeciently. Having a skill at business is a plus, as there are financial and budgetary issues to be dealt with. They take complex scientific or mathematical concepts and use them to calculate the is it acceptable or inadequate? calculate report Post Secondary A bachelor's degree (4 years at approx. $9,700 a year) for civil engineering is mandatory and play as a key to more opportunities. Some may want to continue their education and try to earn a master's degree (2 years at approx $4,000 a year). These are needed for university admittance English (ENG4U)
Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) or Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus (MCB4U)
Chemistry (SCH4U)
Physics (SPH4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U) Internships Civil engineering internships (Engineer in Training) are offered to both graduates and undergraduates. They take more or less a year to complete. Favored Intelligences Civil engineers work both in offices and on the field. In offices they do difficult math calculations, write reports, read blueprints, work on the computer, and make phone calls. On field they supervise construction and inspect areas. There is also a lot of local traveling. They work 8-10 hours a day (40-50 hours a week) Earnings and Wages Earnings depend on the engineer's position. Engineer in Training (EIT) Senior Engineer Professional Engineer Manager/Partner of Firm $40,000-$60,000 a year $50,000-$80,000 a year $75,000-$120,000 a year $90,000-$150,000 a year These earnings are enough to support a good lifestyle for me and for most people. Job Satisfaction Work projects are constantly changing; things remain interesting and are not always repetetive.

Finished work projects give a sense of accomplishment and pride. Work projects have a life cycle; when one is finished, there is an uncertainty of what the next will be.

There's a need for flexible hours due to pressing deadlines. This results to working on weekends just to stay on track. Job Stress Why Chosen There will always be a need for engineers because there are roads, bridges, and buildings to be constructed.

It has security from job loss. It is a respectable job and plays on my interest in maths and computers. Related Jobs Aerospace Engineer Mechanical Engineer Nuclear Engineer Architect Environmental Engineer Electrical Engineer Future Trends There is a projected growth in the demand of civil engineers. The median salary $76,590 has a projected growth of 24% from 2008-2018 This is the trend projecting hiring demands for civil engineers. The trend is growing since 2010 as there is always more construction. 2010 2012 Self Employment Roughly 15-20% of all civil engineers are self employed. Being self-employed requires that you are a good salesman to obtain clients. Your earnings are now set by you and will greatly vary on your performance. There is currently 5% unemployment. Get employed Save money Start a firm Networking and having a lot of connections will help civil engineers with self promotion. Advancement Although there is a growing demand for civil engineers in North America, chances of employment increase in places with a lot of on going construction. These places are where employment is likely to be higher Civil engineering takes a lot of time for advancement. Senior engineers are the high earners, ($75,000-$120,000 a year) and they must have 8-12 years of experience. Personal Reflection Civil Engineering is a career that is respectable. It can provide for a lifestyle that I want, and incorporates some of my skills; math, science, and computers. It also requires:

that you work quite far away from the city,
a lot of previous training,
a lot of pressure due to deadlines,
and working overtime In conclusion It seems like a fair choice to me, but I would probably choose a job that will be situated more indoors. I am still interested in engineering, so I will perhaps choose another related field. Buildings These include stability,
durability,
and efficiency of structures. Math Science English Engineering High School They may be paid or unpaid internships, but either way will help push your career forward. science,
math,
computers,
and English Bodily/Kinesthethic Interpersonal Verbal/Linguistic Logical/Mathematical (middle east) Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_engineering
https://www2.careercruising.com/careers/profile-at-a-glance/95 - Job Description, Working Conditions, Earnings, Education, Sample Career Path, Related Careers
http://www.civil.engineering.utoronto.ca/Page13.aspx
http://www.wantedanalytics.com/insight/tag/civil-engineers/
http://www.studentscholarships.org/salary_ca/133/civil_engineers.php
http://www.kiewit.com/districts/kiewit-energy-canada/careers/internship-co-op.aspx
http://whatiscivilengineering.csce.ca/civil1.htm Civil Engineering by Fides Linga Internships are supervised by a professional engineer and involves both field and indoor work.
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