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Florida Tech AccoladeFlorida Tech is ranked a Tier One Best National University by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 edition of "Best Colleges."

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Florida Tech Fiske Guide to CollegesFlorida Tech is one of just nine public and private schools in Florida recognized by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide places Florida Tech in the "inexpensive" category for private schools and lists it under the heading, "Engineering/Top Technical Institutes."

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Civil Engineering Careers

Civil Engineers Work in Land Development, Architectural Projects and Transportation

If you're interested in such things as infrastructure planning and development, land development and taking care of the basic needs of humanity: shelter, clean air and water, and an adequate transportation systems; you are likely someone destined for one of the civil engineering careers available to graduates of Florida Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. A Florida Tech Civil Engineering degree has, historically, yielded a job offer or admission into graduate school, prior to graduation, for 74 percent of our seniors.

Career Outlook

Civil Engineers are needed everywhere; job location is never a problem. FIT’s civil engineering students are hired by private architectural, construction, environmental, geotechnical, land development, structural, transportation and water resources companies including several national and multi-national companies. Our students also work for local, state (water management districts, department of transportation) and federal agencies (USGS) as well as organizations such as the Walt Disney World. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, while others work in design, project management, research, and teaching. Civil engineers work in collaborative environments that often include civil engineering technicians and technologists.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in civil engineering careers is expected to grow 19.7 percent between 2012 and 2022. During that period, about 53,700 jobs will open up. While government funding is often the source for civil engineering projects, private company projects will continue to create demand for civil engineering careers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things. Check BLS website for information and the outlook for civil engineering careers. The median Civil Engineering salary in 2014 was $87,130. Professional licensure is very important for civil engineers and median salaries go up by approximately 15% as a result making civil engineers to be among the highest paid in engineering. 

Career Options

The type of civil engineering careers available with a degree in civil engineering includes:

  • City Engineer
  • County Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Materials Engineer
  • Pipeline Transportation
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Urban Transit Systems
  • Water Resources Engineer

Potential Employers

Local and national engineering firms that have hired Florida Tech graduates include:

  • Allan and Conrad, Inc.
  • Ardaman & Associates, Inc. 
  • Bechtel
  • Boueri Engineers, Inc. 
  • Bowman Engineers 
  • BRPH Architects & Engineers 
  • CH2M Hill 
  • City of Palm Bay, Brevard County 
  • GeoSyntec Consultants 
  • Edward J. Haeck Landscape Architects 
  • Jones Edmonds Engineering 
  • Kimley Horn & Associates 
  • Miller Sellen Conner & Walsh, Inc. 
  • Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport 
  • NASA
  • Quantitative Environmental Analysis
  • Saint John's River Water Management District
  • STV Group
  • Tensor Engineering
  • Turner Construction
  • VHBA

Entry-Level Salary Expectations

The median entry level salary for Civil Engineers in 2015 was $61,418. However, salaries vary widely based on career choice and location. The median entry level salaries for civil engineers pursuing careers as:

  • Environmental Engineers: $55,000
  • Geotechnical Engineer: $61,500
  • Project Managers (Construction): $68,000
  • Structural Engineer: $59,000
  • Transportation Engineer: $57,000
  • Water Resources Engineer: $57,000

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Graduate Degree Programs

20 percent of Florida Tech civil engineering students attending graduate school typically specialize in construction, environmental, structural, transportation/highways and water resources. Equally impressively, 99 percent of our degree recipients begin civil engineering careers or enter graduate school within three months after graduation.

Florida Tech Civil Engineering degree students have attended graduate school programs at such prestigious universities as:

  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Cornell
  • Georgia Tech
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Stanford