Civil Engineering Technicians

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Civil Designer, Civil Engineering Assistant, Civil Engineering Designer, Civil Engineering Technician, Design Technician, Engineer Assistant, Engineer Technician, Engineering Assistant, Engineering Specialist, Engineering Technician, Field Technician, Transportation Engineering Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Civil Engineering Technicians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #18 in job growth rate
  • 240

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #8 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.6%)
  • Master's degree (2.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (16.8%)
  • Associate's degree (22.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (31.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (22.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.2%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Create graphical representations of civil structures.
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures.
  • Estimate operational costs.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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