Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

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A career in environmental science encompasses a broad range of jobs and interests, some in particularly high demand. Environmental science requires multi-talented, educated individuals to perform any number of tasks to benefit people and the planet. Environmental Scientists study the relationship with the environment, wildlife, and human beings to find a harmonious balance. They monitor census numbers, health risks, and pollution levels. Due to drastic climate change and environmental conscious initiatives, environmental scientists can find employment almost anywhere. An environmental scientist can work as a(n):

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Geologist

Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems, be it pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, or public health issues. Their services are employed by all levels of government. Many environmental engineers are needed with industries, including architectural and engineering firms, as a result of environmental concerns and regulations.

A day in the life of an environmental engineer involves studying a pressing issue, such as hazardous-waste treatment, advising a proper response, and developing preventative solutions for future mishaps. Environmental engineers also work internationally, collaborating with other governments, companies, and colleagues to resolve issues of climate change and natural disasters.

Hours: Standard 40 hours/week though specific projects will demand more time.


  • Salary range: $42,139 – $94,331

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