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Would a BS degree in Environmental Engineering help me with my career goal to be a Director of a Water Treatment Plant?

Updated Palm Bay, Florida

I am currently enrolled in the Water Technology Program at my high school and hope to graduate high school with my General AA from the community college as well as my class C water operator's license. I am trying to decide on my university and major for after I grudate. #in #field #water #college #career #career-counseling #engineering #environment #science

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Anne’s Answer

Updated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you're getting your plant operator's license, that sounds like a good start. Operators have to know a lot about a treatment plant in order to keep things running. I've found that good operators often have as much knowledge as the engineers do. You could start working with your Associates' degree, gain experience and then work toward your Bachelor's degree. Some organizations will even pay tuition for college classes, which is a great benefit. Most plant managers/directors have degrees in Engineering, but some localities may accept experience and a degree in a related environmental science.

Vernon’s Answer

Updated Kingsland, Texas
It also helps if you worked internships with those plants you aspire to operating. Understanding environmental science is also essential. Having a significant understanding of the ecology of your region, or the region in which you plan to work will be a huge help.

DAVID’s Answer

Updated Saint Petersburg, Florida
yes...you could also go into consulting engineering or be Director of all utilities...remember for engineering degree you need to pass the first 2 years of physics, chemistry and calculus...helps to have taken these courses in HS