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Civil Engineering Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment for all engineering technicians to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through 2020. 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 over the decade will restrict funding for construction projects. However, aging infrastructures will need to be repaired and replaced.