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Engineering & Construction Degrees and Programs Offered in Georgia (GA)


If you are interested in the field of engineering and construction, Georgia academic institutes offer a wealth of courses. High school qualifications in math and physics can improve your chance of acceptance to an engineering course. Communication skills and problem solving skills are also advantageous. Degrees in engineering and construction in Georgia create opportunities for careers in civil engineering, surveying and mechanical and electrical engineering.

Engineering and construction degrees in GA

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2009 the population of Georgia had reached 9,829,211. At that time, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 55,990 were employed in architecture and engineering occupations in the state of Georgia. The BLS lists the following careers related to engineering and construction degrees in Georgia and number of people employed in each for 2009:

  • First line construction managers, 6,360
  • Civil engineers, 6,120
  • Environmental engineers, 1,420
  • Mechanical engineers, 4,560

The BLS also reports that in 2009, the mean hourly wage for careers in this field was $32.64 and the mean annual salary $67,890, with surveyors salaries on the lower end of the range and electronics, electrical and civil engineers receiving some of the higher salaries.