The civil engineering profession involves the planning, design, and/or construction of facilities and structures which will be of benefit to the users, without being detrimental to other individuals or groups. Typical applications include bridges, buildings, highways, airports, railroads, power generation facilities, water supply, waste treatment, hazardous waste disposal, and waterways. Civil engineers have many opportunities for travel during their professional careers. Individuals who are talented in math and physics; who enjoy working at a variety of job assignments, some of which involve outdoor work; and who are willing to assume a good deal of responsibility soon after graduation may have the aptitude necessary to become a successful civil engineer.

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