Traffic Engineers

Traffic engineers are a branch of civil engineers who study factors that influence traffic conditions on roads and streets, including street lighting, visibility, and location of signs and signals, entrances and exits, and the presence of sites such as factories or shopping malls. They use this information to design and implement plans and electronic systems that improve the flow of traffic. Traffic engineers are often assisted in their work by traffic technicians.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required

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