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What is the future of a Civil Engineering graduate?

Market demand for Civil Engineers

Civil engineering has historically been and looks set to continue to be, one of the most in-demand engineering posts around the world. They literally build the very infrastructure around us, and this is unlikely to change in the future.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, civil engineering jobs are set to increase by 10% by 2026 and also RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) predicts a demand-supply gap of 44 million crore civil engineering professionals in India by 2020.

Civil engineering is something of an umbrella term and is unlikely to become saturated in the near future. Sub categories of civil engineering include things like structural engineering, environmental engineering, road/highway engineering, and transportation engineering.

A plethora of opportunities awaits skilled professionals from civil engineering in the future and the scope of civil engineering is huge.

With the booming population and increased demands of sustainable infrastructure in the form of high-end road and railway network, better water supply arrangements and, concept buildings, the right skill set can take you to new highs in your civil engineering career.

In addition, this fast-growing potential is why this job is called ‘evergreen’. Students enrolling for admission in Civil Engineering in 2019 can prepare and train themselves with the right skill set to be instantly employed into high-end national and international projects.

A person after the required qualification can also go abroad to work in multinational companies such as MNCs in USA, Singapore, UAE where they can find technologically advanced learning and experience. The salary expectations after degree vary from institutes to job locations and also depend on the skills of the individual.

Job Prospects for Civil Engineers

Civil engineers are employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the state or central government like the public works departments (PWD), In Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), the railways and military and other various government engineering departments. Civil Engineers are mostly required in private construction and real estate companies for various job profiles.

Civil Engineer Salary


The average salary tends to start at around $64, 890 per year and rise to around $96,000 for later career incomes.


The average salary of a Civil Engineer at entry-level in India is The average pay for a Civil Engineer is Rs 308,163 per year and rise to around 12-18 % per year.

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