Civil engineers are getting a lot of attention lately, as they’ve become increasingly important to the future of urban infrastructure and the construction industry.
But the number of jobs is shrinking as well.
As Bloomberg New Energy Finance points out, civil engineers are now just 4% of the US workforce, down from more than 12% a decade ago.
They are expected to be eliminated from the workforce in 2025, the Bloomberg report notes.
This has serious implications for the jobs lost by the construction sector.
Civil engineers, as we all know, work in a wide variety of different fields, including civil engineering, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering.
A lot of them work in large-scale projects, and they are generally paid well.
The government pays them well, as it’s a vital job for cities, so we should all be glad they’re getting paid well, the report says.
The number of civil engineers has grown significantly in recent years, as cities and states have poured money into their construction projects.
But now that construction is being largely automated, they’re seeing their pay rise even further.
Civil engineering salaries are expected, on average, to increase by 1% annually by 2025, according to the Civil Engineering Salary Database.
This will lead to an annual salary increase of $2,919 for a bachelor’s degree, and $3,054 for a master’s.
The average salary for an engineer in the construction business is about $56,000, the data says.
As we already know, the construction trades are becoming increasingly automated, which has led to huge pay increases.
So we can expect the jobs that civil engineers currently provide will be disappearing.
This article was originally published on Bloomberg.com