Peace and Blessings. While doing research about the Civil Engineering profession, I see that they typically do a lot of computer work, desk work, meetings, and fieldwork in the sense of overseeing their project. I think this is cool but I was wondering do they ever physically partake in the construction (or demolition) of said project. I then came across this video on youtube. Under the description it stated:
In this video I discuss whether jobs in engineering are hands-on, more computer work, or in the field. Some people might have the wrong image of an engineering job which may cause confusion down the road. The good news is that engineers do everything listed. They make computer models, they work with hardware, and they can go to sites where their projects are being constructed. However, you will notice that a large majority of engineering jobs are desk jobs because that's where a lot of design work and engineering drawings are done. The hands on work is often left to technicians, operators, machinists, and construction workers who physically build (and sometimes test) the designs made by the engineers.
The video gave more insight into my inquiry but did not fully answer my question (in the video it showed Civil Engineers just taking samples from a site to test which I know isn't indicative of the full extent of what Civil Engineers do "hands-on"). He also made mention of depending on the size of the company may determine how much "hands-on" work a Civil Engineer will do. Do Civil Engineers ever really physically get involved with the project and if so how likely or often will they? As always thank you for your time and assistance.