Career Opportunities for Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering graduates are awarded a B.S. Civil Engineering degree. Civil Engineers help modern civilization by designing, planning, and managing the construction and development of complex infrastructural projects such as industrial and residential buildings, bridges, roadways, waterways, airport runways, water treatment facilities, etc. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of civil engineers is projected to grow almost 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. 

As infrastructure projects continue to grow, civil engineers can find exciting careers in projects related to the following and more:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Surveying, Construction, and Land Development
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, the media wage for civil engineers accross the United States is $87.060, while the median wage of a surveyor across the United States is $63,4201. The annual mean wage of civil engineers in Texas is $96,480, while the annual mean wage of surveryors in Texas is $66,270.

For the latest career opportunities in Civil Engineering, visit the ASCE Career Connections website:


Online Master's Degree in Engineering

Following a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, civil engineers who wish to further their career may consider a graduate degree. An advanced degree in Engineering with focus on Civil Engineering provides significant opportunities for achieving leadership and specialized positions during one's career.

WT offers an online Graduate Program in Engineering. Visit the College of Engineering Graduate Program for additional information.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, (visited July 25, 2020).

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