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Traffic Engineers

Overview

Traffic engineers, also known as transportation 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.

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

Conventional

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Director of Transportation Department or Public Works

Traffic Engineer

Traffic Technician

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