Civil Engineering Essay

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Civil Engineering Throughout my lifetime, I have never had to think very much about the working world and everything that went with it. All through high school I took classes I liked or thought would be interesting to me, but never thought that all of those classes were preparing me for what was to come. Before I knew it, it was time to go to college. The four years of high school had flown by and now it was time to choose a major for college. I had never given much thought as to what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The only real occupations that I had really gotten to experience were teaching, the jobs that my parents had, and others such as doctors, dentist, most of the occupations that everyone sees while they are …show more content…
The person that follows the engineering management path is typically someone that has good communication skills, likes dealing with people, and is very good at handling multiple tasks at once.

A plus with a civil engineering degree (or any engineering degree for that matter) is that it opens the doors to many areas of other interests such as engineering equipment sales, business communications, or even politics. Also, there are many readily available job positions for civil engineers. Civil engineers held approximately 228,000 jobs in 1996, and the level of employment is expected to grow at about as fast as the average, if not faster, for all occupations through the year 2006 (Chua). The level of employment is a bit misleading due to the fact that this number only includes the civil engineers working in civil engineering positions. This does not include all civil engineers that may have used their well-rounded, technical degree for other parts of the workforce, such as business management. With a degree in civil engineering I would have the opportunity to perform many different jobs. Due to the fact that this profession has been around since the 18th century, it is not difficult to see the many of the works done by civil engineers. From the earliest times, engineers have been involved in building roads, bridges, cathedrals, and aqueducts. Did you know that it was Alexander G. Eiffel, a civil

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