After B. Tech in Civil Engineering, doors to various opportunities will be open. Let’s explore the most common opportunities for a civil engineer. Civil Engineering is a very vast subject with a wide range of opportunities. These opportunities can be broadly classified into (a) Private Sector (b) Public Sector.
Opportunities in Private Sector:
The private sector plays an important role in the development of a nation. This sector opens a huge variety of opportunities for civil engineers. Growth in this sector can be linear initially, by gaining experience and expertise the growth can be exponential. Opportunities in this sector can be grouped as (i) Construction-related opportunities (ii) Non-Construction related opportunities.
- Construction related opportunities: Construction sector is the second largest employer after agriculture in India. After B. Tech in Civil Engineering, one can start working as a site engineer in a construction project. With a specialization after civil engineering, one can kick start his/her career in a position with a higher designation which will be beneficial in the long run. Based on the degree of specialization a civil engineer can land up as a Project Manager, Cost Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Design Manager, Contracts Manager, Project Co-Ordinator, Project Controller, Environmental Engineer, Structural Engineer, QA/QC Engineer, Geo-technical Engineer, Real Estate Valuer, Market Analyst, Facilities Manager, and so on… This depends on the degree you opt for. So, what is the best degree to opt for after civil engineering?
- Non-construction related opportunities: These opportunities include academics, completing short-term courses on the latest technologies in the field of IT, Data Science and other upcoming fields. Opting for these non-construction / IT related opportunities requires special interest and attention.
Opportunities in Public Sector:
Public sector opportunities are considered peaceful and secured in our nation, so the competition is always high touching the records. A civil engineer needs to crack different competitive exams to land up in a government job. There are different exams at the national and state-level one can prepare for, to get a government job. To get a job in PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) one needs to crack the GATE exam. Official notifications to these competitive exams will be released by concerned departments. Keep tracking and cracking. Good Luck!! Next time, when anyone asked you the same question “What can I do after B. Tech in Civil Engineering?” share this article!! Happy Learning!!