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What career choices are offered?

When studying for a degree in environmental engineering, what sorts of career choices open up? #career-choice #environment #environmental-engineering

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DAVID’s Answer


  1. state agency - each state has a Dept of Environmental Protection or Dept Environmental Quality for inspection and permits

  2. federal agency - EPA

  3. engineering consulting firms - many many to choose from in each city or state

  4. industry - many

  5. sales representative - marketing and sales of environmental process equipment to consultants

  6. manufacturing factory of environmental technology - design, marketing and sales

  7. city or county - each has a engineering department

  8. private utility company like Veolia


all good many career paths, actually civil/environmental has the best selection
many will actually jump and try 2-3 over a career
I started in county then to a consultant and now industry

Thank you comment icon Thanks so much! Myranda
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Mark’s Answer

A degree in environmental engineering opens many careers include regulatory jobs, jobs in corporate environmental, environmental consulting, environmental advocacy, and in companies that develop technology for cleaning and protecting environmental media, e.g. water filtration, air pollution control.

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John H.’s Answer

Hi, Myranda: often the best place to begin is by looking in the government's Occupational Outlook Handbook, which has information on thousands of different career options. Take a look at this page, for example: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/environmental-engineers.htm


You'll find good leads on all aspects of environmental engineering.

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