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Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering

  1. 1. Civil Engingeering<br />Alex Mardlin<br />5-2-11<br />4th Hour<br />Career Technology Foundations<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Bridges, buildings, dams, roads and tunnels are all so big. How could they have once not been there? Who put them there? Where did all of the supplies come from and who came up with the design? It was a civil engineer. I have always been interested in designing things and hopefully this research that I am conducting on this career will further interest me in pursuing it as my own.<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Use science and math to find economical and efficient solutions to problems
  4. 4. Link science to commercial, societal, and consumer needs
  5. 5. Use computers to produce designs
  6. 6. Supervise the production of</li></ul>structures<br /><ul><li>Monitor quality of products</li></ul>Nature of Work<br />
  7. 7. Working Conditions<br /><ul><li>Mental some days
  8. 8. Designing the structures
  9. 9. Physical some days
  10. 10. Building the structures</li></li></ul><li>Training and Education<br /><ul><li>Achitecture Design classes I and II
  11. 11. Bachelor’s degree required to enter the workforce
  12. 12. Graduate degree in engineering to learn new technologies
  13. 13. Naturally should be creative, analytical, and detail oriented</li></li></ul><li>Job Outlook<br /><ul><li>278,400 in 2008
  14. 14. 345,900 in 2018 (projected)
  15. 15. 24% increase over that 10-year span
  16. 16. Make up the plurality of engineers at 17.7%</li></li></ul><li>Earnings<br /><ul><li>My lifestyle goals are to
  17. 17. Have a nice house in a nice location
  18. 18. Have 2 or more vehicles
  19. 19. Have extra money to save
  20. 20. Median wage in 2009 was $76,590
  21. 21. This is enough to meet my lifestyle goals</li></li></ul><li>Related Occupations<br /><ul><li>Any other kind of engineer such as an architectural engineer
  22. 22. Indoor and outdoor, mental and physical
  23. 23. Design and build public and private rooms, buildings, or complexes
  24. 24. Professional degree, work experience through internship, and a license
  25. 25. Projected 16% increase from 2008 to 2018
  26. 26. Median annual earnings in 2008 were $70,320
  27. 27. I chose this because it is similar to civil engineering because both involve designing and building structures</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br />While conducting this research about the career of a civil engineer, I have further sparked my interest and want to pursue this as a career. One thing that I look forward to is building the bridges and seeing the finished product and feeling satisfaction. One thing I am<br />not looking forward to is the<br />building and coordinating of<br />all of the materials and<br />assuring they all come<br />together<br />
  28. 28. Work Cited<br /><ul><li>“Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web. 29 Apr. 2011. <http://www.bls.gov/oco/>.</li>

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