Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is traditionally broken into a number of sub-disciplines. It is the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it is defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering. Civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.
A Civil Engineer's job focuses mainly on construction of infrastructure and buildings, this might include project management in the commercial construction industry, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology and coastal engineering. Civil engineering is a very stable field of engineering to be in, and can also be very lucrative. Many civil engineers continue their education with a Master's degree while working to become a PE (Professional Engineer), which can result in more career options and improvements in salary.