Plus, if I moved to Canada I could get that sweet iron ring.
August 1, 2012 12:28 PM Subscribe
Civil engineers, talk about yourselves! What do you do, what's your average workday like, what kind of money do you make and how did you get to the point in your career you're at right now?
posted by bumpjump to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you look at my post history you'll see that I've been trying to figure out a career path for several months now. I've been reading posts on various civil engineering forums and r/engineering and it seems like a good blend of applicable skillset, work/life balance, and income. Plus, transportation engineering is really interesting to me.
I'm also interested in an MUP/MCP (Master of Urban Planning/Master of City Planning) and after reading posts both here and on planning forums, having an engineering background could provide a good perspective as a city planner if I chose that route.
Here's a long list of cumbersome questions:
What do you do for a living and how did you get to where you currently are in your career?
What's your average workday like?
What was your salary when you started out and what is it now? (If you don't feel comfortable posting your salary, could you give a range?)
How much do you work in an average week and how much free time do you have to pursue other non-work things? Do you have passions in non-engineering areas and if you do, are you satisfied with the amount of time you have to engage in them?
What was the most difficult academic aspect about undergrad as a civil engineering student (a certain class, the pace/workload, etc.)? How did you overcome it?
Is there anything you regret about your career path, academically or professionally?
Thanks so much. AskMe has been incredibly helpful.