Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

General Information

Description

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of civil engineering technologists and technicians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 6,500 openings for civil engineering technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$54,080

State-by-state Salary

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$71,560
$36,970
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 29%
  • Some college 28%
  • Associate's degree 21%
  • Bachelor's degree 18%
  • High school 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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