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Civil Engineering is a Solid Job Market
Meghan Brown posted on April 29, 2016 |

Civil engineers are some of the most highly sought-after professionals of any engineering field. The US currently has approximately 274,000 civil engineering jobs available, compared to 264,000 for mechanical engineering and 229,000 for industrial engineering.

Within the civil engineering field, about 10 percent of engineers are employed in architectural engineering and related capacities. State governments account for 1.5 percent of the total industry employment and local governments accounts for 0.53 percent.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineering sector employment is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2012 to 2022.  This is expected to be the highest job growth rate, with employers hiring up to 45,745 civil engineers through 2023.

Check out the infographic below from Ohio University’s online civil engineering masters program for a detailed breakdown of the future of the civil engineering job market:


For more information on the civil engineering job market, visit Ohio University’s Civil Engineering Online Master’s Course.

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