How do I decide between Civil and Chemical engineering?

I'm currently in my first year in college and I am stuck between these two majors. My main factor is location, and I heard from my dad that chemical engineering jobs are mostly located outside of main cities; this is a problem because I want to live in a big city. And any other info about these two majors would be nice :)

Asked By: Nica - 4/24/2010
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It may be possible to work in a big city with a Chem E degree, but it won't be easy. Most of the chemical plants are located away from population centers, so unless you're doing consulting work, you usually have to work somewhere kind of remote. The exception is Texas, which has plants and refineries all over the... More
Answered By: Zak - 4/24/2010
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There are lots of Chemical Engineering jobs in big cities or close to big cities -- New counseling Boston, etc. Civil and Chemical Engineering are two very different fields. Go to your college's career counseling center and contact a few alumni from your university who are civil and chemical engineers. Contact them... More
Answered By: LT - 4/24/2010
If you want to live in a city, then Civil is the way to go. I also want to live in a city and Im doing transportation (traffic, facilities, railroads, geometric design) and geotechnical engineering (tunnels, dams, earthworks, soil consolidation, ground improvement, earthquake engineering) within civil... More
Answered By: beery - 4/24/2010
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