Civil Engineers (17-2051)
Occupation description: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Excludes "Hydrologists" (19-2043).
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Labor Force Indicators
|2012 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2012 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||127
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||56
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||39
|2012 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None
Alaska Economic Trends articles
Civil Engineering in Alaska (April 2011)
Engineer Shortage: Myth vs. Reality (November 1983)