Featured Careers - Highway

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Civil Engineer

Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

(avg salary: $79,340/yr)

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Transportation Planner

Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs for the use of land. Their plans help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

(avg salary: $65,230/yr)

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Research Manager

Transportation research managers plan, direct, and coordinate research projects and innovation deployment. Their specific responsibilities vary by the organization and research program. Research managers are also known as administrative managers.

(avg salary: $81,080/yr)

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Construction Inspector

Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.

(avg salary: $53,450/yr)

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Construction Equipment Operators

Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures.They may operate excavation and loading machines equipped with scoops or shovels.

(avg salary: $40,980/yr)

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Cement Mason

Cement masons pour, smooth, and finish concrete sidewalks, roads, and curbs. Concrete is one of the most common and durable materials used in construction. Once set, concrete—a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, and water—becomes the foundation for everything from huge dams to miles of roadways.

(avg salary: $35,830/yr)