Civil Engineers

Historical Job Growth

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Civilian Historical Job Growth

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Civilian Historical Job Growth

Job Outlook*

Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads, and upgrade levees and dams.

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Opportunities to Get Ahead*

Civil engineers with ample experience may move into senior positions, such as project managers or functional managers of design, construction, operation, or maintenance. However, they would first need to obtain the Professional Engineering (PE) license, because only licensed engineers can assume responsibilities for public projects.

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Top States with the most civilian jobs

States: CA, TX, FL, PA, NY,

Projected Civilian Job Growth

Future job growth is projected to be faster than average

About 53,700 new jobs by 2022
*Job Outlook and Opportunities to Get Ahead relate to Civil Engineers, which includes Civil Engineers; Transportation Engineers.
Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.