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Civil Engineering Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of civil engineering technicians is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. As in most industries, those with certification and the most education have the best outlook. Construction is, however, one of the industries most likely to feel the effects of economic recessions, so civil engineering technicians employed in this industry area must be prepared for slowdowns in business. Fiscal challenges faced by state and local governments can restrict funding for construction projects. However, aging infrastructures will need to be repaired and replaced.