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Marilyn Cardenas

Civil Engineer Career Research

Education 1300

Mrs. Thomas

November 30, 2010

Civil Engineer Career Outline

Why I want to be Civil Engineer?

Why do I want to be a civil engineer? Until recently, I did not know the answer to this
question myself. I was lost when choosing a career. Then, I read about civil engineering, an
occupation involving the constructionof buildings, roads and bridges. As I looked farther into
civil engineering, I liked many of the other aspects involved with the career. Although the
education will be difficult, I have determined that civil engineering is the career that I want to
pursue. I have four important
This career cannot be defined using just few words. The many obstacles that civil
engineers must overcome covera vast area of responsibilities. Civil engineers conceive, plan,
construct, and operate facilities that meet basic human needs and reach out toward the realization
of society’s most noble goals”. Civil engineers solve real world problems with the combination
of applying mathematics and natural sciences. Upon deciding to pursue a career in civil
engineering, I must have many attributesthat help me decide for myself if I am right for this
career. Probable civil engineers can be found occupying their childhood time with mechanical
toys and structural sets instead of traditional toys. These people will get enjoyment from
planning, designing, and constructing works or facilities. They also have the ability to see how
intelligent use of nature has made our civilization todaypossible and have the desire to want to
improve it. The education of a civil engineer deals mainly with math and natural sciences.
The first four semesters of curriculum required, which I will take at El Paso Community College,
are the basics such as Calculus I - IV, differential equations, statistics, English, history, literature,
speech, chemistry, and physics. After completion of therequirements at El Paso Community
College, I plan to attend University of Texas in El Paso. This University’s
institutional mission is to prepare students for the ethical practice of civil engineering. When
beginning my studies at UTEP, I will be required to take classes that go even deeper into civil
engineering. Classes such as hydraulics, statics, and water treatment, are required to givean
engineer a base to help solve problems in real world situations.
After completing my requirements at El Paso Community College, I plan to attend UTEP and
enter its cooperative program and engineering school. I hope that the knowledge I will gain from
both institutions will lead me into a successful career as an engineer. Civil engineers use their
knowledge of material science,engineering theory, and economics to devise, construct, and
maintain our physical surroundings. The work duties depend on many different areas of
specialization in engineering. A structural engineer, who is concerned with loads to which the
structure is exposed, must calculate the maximum load that the structure can hold. On the other
hand, a public works engineer must anticipate and be responsiveto social needs. A company will
start a young, inexperienced engineer out with few responsibilities. As the engineer gains
experience, he or she will also gain additional responsibilities
The practice of civil engineering pays the lowest salary of all engineering fields.
However, over the past few years, civil engineering graduates have seen a 2.7 % increase in their
starting salaries.Civil Engineers are among the lowest paid in the field of Engineering, their
salary may reach $117,000. The top-level Civil Engineers – owners and top government
employers -- may earn up to $117,000 a year. Every salary differs due to years of experience and
time put into degrees. The salaries earned by a Civil Engineer are backed by many years of
education. All Civil Engineers mush...
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