For a student coming out of high school in North Carolina looking for a career that will allow them make a big salary without having to deal with the stress of being over worked, Civil Engineering would be a great career to consider. Civil Engineering would be the right choice because history and statistics show that it has a high employment growth rate, it requires not a lot of education after high school, and the job requirements are not hard to meet. There are many different types of engineers.
There is Civil, Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Aerospace, Electronics, Computer hardware, Environmental, Chemical, Health and Safety, Materials, Petroleum, Nuclear, Biomedical, Marine and Naval, Mining and Geological, Agricultural and more. (Blythe 19). Engineers make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. The “Civil” in Civil Engineering refers to the discipline’s involvement in public works, including government buildings, military bases, water treatment works, mass transit systems, shipping port, parks, and airports. Most of these projects are funded by the government, so most civil engineers find themselves employees or suppliers for the government. (Opportunities in Engineering Careers, pg. 66)
Other jobs civil engineers do are roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supply, and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in the design process. From the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project, to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such and earthquakes and hurricanes. (Camenson 19). Civil engineering is not just a profession; it is an essential element to the lives of people all across the world. It has been this way for a long time.
According to the book “Opportunities in Engineering Careers” by Nicholas Basta, Civil engineering was not discovered by accident. The book says that civil engineering was the first organized activity to formally be set up. This took place in the...