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Geotechnical Engineers

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Geotechnical engineers work in offices and outdoors at construction sites. Approximately 25 percent of civil engineers (including geotechnical engineers) worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Much of this extra time occurs when projects are nearing final deadlines. Geotechnical engineers also travel to different sites to oversee projects and consult with staff and clients.

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