So You Want to Be an Engineer


Construction Engineer

Engineers have a wealth of knowledge that they must utilize on the job.

Welcome back to our “So You Want to Be a…” series that explores different exciting careers in the construction industry! If you’re wondering what it’s like to work in the construction industry, then keep checking back for more blogs! You can also read our blogs on Why to Choose a Career in the Construction Industry and The Community Impact of Construction. Ready to apply? Check out our available positions! This week, we’ll be exploring what is required to become an engineer.

Building a Future as an Engineer

Engineers have lots of opportunities open to them, but this also means that they must receive a lot of training first. Construction engineers in particular must learn about civil engineering, structural design, and project management. An engineer’s skills include being able to analyze estimated costs and planning and managing construction projects. Engineers have a wide array of skills, which means that they have a lot of responsibilities as well as a wealth of opportunities.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

A 4-year undergraduate program in engineering offers the opportunity to choose a field of specialization. These areas of focus include mechanical construction, highways, buildings, general construction, and more. While in school, you’ll learn about engineering principles, construction design, management, safety, and quality issues. Getting a Bachelor’s degree in your chosen field of engineering will prepare you to manage construction projects and solve engineering problems.

Master’s Degree in Engineering

Obtaining a Master’s degree in Engineering is a great way to solidify your skills and put yourself above the competition in the job market. You will first need a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, civil engineering, or construction. Master’s degrees usually require intensive research, so you will devote significant time to researching your chosen specialty and evaluating issues in the construction industry.


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