Name: Gbolahan Ogunbiyi
Firm: Ogunbiyi Associates
Thumbs up: "I like the challenges presented by each project. No two are exactly alike."
Thumbs down: "I honestly can't think of any."
Next step: "To build my company up and to take on more transportation projects."
Advice: "It is very important, especially during high school, to devote time to mathematics and science, particularly physics. After college, it is best to work for a small firm where you will work on a variety of design projects."
Salary range: $36,000 to $65,000, depending on experience. Structural engineers who own their own firms can earn more.
Hours: Structural engineers usually work 40 to 50 hours each week. But additional hours are often required to meet deadlines.
Educational and training requirements: Structural engineers must first earn a bachelor's degree in civil engineering before specializing in structural engineering on the graduate level.