This week we are looking at how a STEM education can help your son or daughter become a Civil Engineer. The demand for this profession has been expanding at an impressive rate of about 12.7% a year. This figure is expected to continue as the number of aging infrastructures increases. What good news for your child if they are interested in pursuing this career!
For most positions, the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required in programs including but not limited to: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and/or multiple diplomas and certificates from colleges that specialize in a technical and mechanical education. Acquiring a major in civil or construction engineering would be a great option for students wanting to set themselves apart from the competition. Another great way to set yourself apart from this competitive industry is to get your education through an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships integrate both classroom learning and on-the-job training to give students both academic and hands on experience. Prospects with little to no work experience are still qualified for entry level jobs with proper education, but may find more difficulty securing a position right after graduation.
Upon finishing a Bachelor’s degree, some positions may require potential employees to obtain specific licenses. Here are a few of the most common ones today: Asbestos Project Designer Certificate, Engineer-In-Training, Lead Project Designer License and Professional Engineer. It may seem like a lot of extra work post graduation. However, these licenses are in place to serve the best interest of the employee and their employer. It will also add to their success during their career!
Becoming a Civil Engineer might be the right path for your child if they enjoy learning STEM subjects, enjoy a hands on environment, contributing to big projects, are a team player and exceptional problem solver. With STEM Camp, your child will be able to unlock their potential that could lead them to their dream job!