Civil Engineers

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Will "Civil Engineers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 36% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 1.9% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $40.16 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 84 out of 706

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Job description

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

SOC Code: 17-2051

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T says
With regards to John's comment on data entry: the data entry can and should be automated. However, the design and management aspects, including field investigations, high level design, decisions made from years of engineering experience, liaising with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, and dealing with highly variable conditions at every different site means that this job (for the foreseeable future) is not highly susceptible to automation.
Jul 05, 2019 at 01:49 PM
Tyler Johnson says
That's cool that being a civil engineer would be a very safe job. I would think that there would always be a demand for their services, and it couldn't be done easily by a computer. I'll have to consider that as a career path since I would want a secure job.
Jun 04, 2019 at 07:14 PM
John (Highly likely) says
As an engineer, I spend my days punching in repetitive numbers for various calculations. This seems that it could be easily automated.
Apr 11, 2019 at 11:12 PM
Mike says
It is interesting that there is only 1.9% of automating civil works jobs. This makes the job pretty safe for now. I'll have to tell more people to pursue it for now.
Mar 25, 2019 at 04:02 PM

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