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Is Civil Engineer the right path for me?

I have always enjoyed the amazing skyscrapers and all the neat structures and designs created by Civil engineers. I also really love to travel and explore and hope that as a Civil engineer I can accomplish both my dreams of participating in designing these grand structures and traveling.
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Juan Carlos Barjuch,’s Answer

From the educational perspective you can expect heavy math & physics content, which will build the fact based approach that we Engineers use day after day. Later on during the career you will become exposed to many branches of the profession and it will be up to you to determine which of the fields you would like to pursue as your field of preference / expertise in the future (i.e. buildings, roads, hydrology related, construction management, etc...). You are looking at a bachelors degree plus courses on finance to reinforce the link between capital management and the projects. It has been a great and awesome road for me since I graduated (1993). I've traveled extensively and learned a lot along the way. Good luck in your decision!!!
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Brett’s Answer

If you're good at math, that's the right way to go. You will also definitely need a master's degree in structural engineering if you want to design buildings. If you're not as good at math, then architecture would be a better route. You might also want to look into architectural engineering.
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DAVID’s Answer

try to focus on the goal to just be an engineer
1. in HS take all advanced courses including math including calculus, biology, chemistry, physics
2. focus on colleges..SAT scores..prepare...
3. get into a college
4. stay in college..weed out courses first two years calculus, chemistry, physics
5. only last 2 college years do you take engineering courses
civil is broad with hydraulics, structural, transportation, water, wastewaster,
for advanced courses say in structural plan on grad school
6. find a job..start at bottom work your way up
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Rochelle’s Answer

Read this article and then you tell me what your thoughts are as to whether you think this would work for you.

Article #1: Salary
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkauflin/2016/10/17/the-20-college-majors-with-the-highest-starting-salaries/213243e72d50

Articl #2: Pros and Cons
http://work.chron.com/pros-cons-careers-civil-engineering-29372.html
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