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Geotechnical Engineers

Overview

Geotechnical engineers research and study soil to evaluate its suitability for foundations. They investigate and assess construction sites, conduct lab tests, create designs for structures, supervise construction, and write and present reports. They work on such projects as designing tunnels, roadways, retaining walls, and earth dams, as well as helping to create strategies for the clean-up and management of contaminated sites.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Manager, or Technical Specialist, or Professor

Geotechnical Engineer

Engineering Technician

Intern

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