Your Engineering Career – Different Options Available for a Civil Engineer

The above is a video that I prepared based on two questions that I received on our facebook fanpage.

1 – What are the options for an average civil engineering student when they graduate?

2 – I am interested in a career as a CADD pro or CADD engineer, what are my options?

There are many different career path options for civil engineering students such as:

  • Residential and commercial layout and design which includes stormwater analysis and land grading,
  • Transportation which would include highway design,
  • Structural engineering which includes the design of components for buildings, bridges and other structures,
  • Geotechnical engineering which consists of soil investigation and foundation design,
  • Environmental engineering which ranges from sanitary design to remediation projects.

For more information on civil engineering visit Wikipedia.

As far as CADD goes, what I can tell you is that in today’s world engineers are expected, right out of school, to be able to use AutoCAD.  A younger engineer today typically does both the design and the CAD drafting right on the computer.  The days of having someone design a project and someone else draft it are long gone!

I hope this video answers your questions.  Be sure to post your questions our facebook fanpage and I’ll try to answer them as soon as possible.

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To your success,

Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
The Engineering Career Coach
Author of Engineer Your Own Success