Civil engineering technologists and technicians apply theories and principles of civil engineering to planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities. Technologists and technicians use specialized computer software to create drafts, drawings, and layouts to the specifications of a project. They may analyze building materials for strength and durability for construction projects. Their work contributes to the construction of highways, bridges, and other infrastructure projects.
To become a civil engineering technologist or technician requires at least a certificate and on-the-job training. Some positions may require an associate's degree or apprenticeship. This position earns an average of $25.28 an hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 5% to 9% per year.