Is Civil Engineering a good Career option?


I think Civil Engineering is a great Career option. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Civil Engineering, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Civil Engineering. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Civil Engineering, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180112-0017/Science/Engineering - Civil/Career-in-Civil-Engineering/hindi

Lalit Mohan's professional point of view!

Lalit Mohan has worked in Civil Engineering for 37 years. Lalit Mohan has worked in Civil Engineering as Executive Engineer in Rural Works Department. In Lalit Mohan's own words, this is how Lalit Mohan got into Civil Engineering: "After doing my Diploma in Civil Engineering, in 1981, I started working with Rural Works Department as an Executive Engineer and in 2017 I retired from Rural Works Department." I searched Lalit Mohan on Google and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/lalitmohan

Career Video on Civil Engineering

In a video, Lalit Mohan has talked about various aspects of a Career in Civil Engineering. Lalit Mohan started by explaining Civil Engineering as: "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, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines and railways." The video gave me so much food for thought.


I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Civil Engineering and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Civil Engineering. Lalit Mohan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Physics & Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Field Survey
  • Drainage System
  • Canals & Roads
  • Bridges & Buildings
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Soil Investigation
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Lalit Mohan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Civil Engineering:
  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Punctuality
  • Patience
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
There are great positives of this Career.
Lalit Mohan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Civil Engineering:
  • Self Satisfaction
  • Contribution to the Society
  • Healthy Environment
Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Lalit Mohan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Civil Engineering:
  • Perfectionism
  • Tough Working Conditions
  • Time Bound Competition

In the final section of the video Lalit Mohan talks about How a day goes in a Career in Civil Engineering. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Civil Engineering, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180112-0017

Career Counseling 2.0

After having learnt about a Career in Civil Engineering I was curious about LifePage. You can engage in Career Planning using LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in

Similar Career List on LifePage

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