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What's the job market look like for transportation engineering in the next couple years?

I'm going to grad school for Transportation Engineering (a specialty within Civil Engineering) next year and will be done with my Masters after the Fall 2012 semester ends. What I really want to know are what kinds of jobs are out there besides working for the DOT (private contractors, consulting companies, etc.). It's just tough being 21 and not completely knowing what I want to do for the rest of my life. Any advice on the Civil Engineering field?

Asked By: timmay - 1/14/2011
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it probably isn't too bad. Cities around the world are trying to make their transportation more safe, and more efficient with less impact on the environment. The job market should be alright unless there is another economic downer.
Answered By: Theo29283 - 1/18/2011
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In my opinion, it looks bad. Look at America...we don't do crap anymore. The bridge in my city is really short and it's been 3 years now and still not finished fixing. Look at the roads....cracks everywhere. Trains? What trains? China is planning to make a super fast train that goes all over the country. We still take... More
Answered By: J - 1/14/2011
 
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