I am an contractor with half a year of college credits and 10 years of work experience I am 34 years old and would like to get my engineering or architect license. I was taking structural but with the current economic situation I would like to know from all points of view and future economic outlook for engineers which specialty within engineering would be the most profitable and have the most demand? Also what would be the fastest way to accomplish this with my background?
I think in this economic climate it would be best to get a general Civil Engineering degree. Take a wide variety of classes in: construction management, traffic, environmental and structures. This way you a a better chance of getting a job in a category you like. It will give you a feel for various specialties. You are going to need to take the required Civil Engineering courses at an ABET accredited college. Then based on the state you want to get registered in, you will have to meet the experience requirements of working under the supervision of a Registered Civil Engineer for a certain number of years, usually 4 years after graduation. Once you meet the experience requirement, you will qualify to be able to take the State Registration exam.
Over 27 years of comprehensive experience