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List of Industries Employing Civil Engineers

The following industries employ Civil Engineers ,  SOC Code  17-2051  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 18,300 20,600 2,300
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 7,200 7,800 600
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 6,700 7,200 500
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 1,800 2,200 400
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 900 900 0
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 800 1,200 400
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 400 500 100
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 300 400 100
Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 300 400 100
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 300 500 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 300 300 0
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction   (NAICS 237300 ) 300 300 0
Other Heavy Construction   (NAICS 237900 ) 200 200 0
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors   (NAICS 238100 ) 100 100 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 100 200 100
Power Generation and Supply   (NAICS 221100 ) 100 100 0
Land Subdivision   (NAICS 237200 ) 100 100 0

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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