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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Environmental Engineer field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33718Project AssociateFemale29 $150,000woodbridge, NJ01/01/2010
33594Environmental TechnicianMale29 $70,000ephrata, PA01/01/2010
33256Environmental Health SupervisorMale59 $64,000Philadelphia, PA01/01/2010
33180Staff EngineerFemale27 $55,000North Prairie, WI01/01/2010
32944Engineer 3Female41 $110,000Austin, TX01/01/2010

Overview

Environmental engineers perform important work to help develop solutions to environmental issues. For example, environmental engineers may work for the government to help create more effective ways to protect and conserve public resources. They may also work for private developers or companies to provide guidance on how building tasks can be completed without undue damage to the environment.

An environmental engineer in the public sector may be involved in helping leaders to find effective solution for waste management, improvement of public health, treatment and prevention of water pollution, and control of air pollution. Environmental engineers can also provide assistance in working to improve recycling efforts.

An advanced degree in engineering and specialized training in environmental sciences is often required. Aptitude for math, chemistry, engineering, and biology are necessary to succeed in this position. Environmental engineers may work in laboratory environments or on-site in the field under all types of weather conditions. Salaries are generally above average, and most environmental engineers work for others, although some may be private consultants who choose what projects to take on.

We have interviewed qualified environmental engineers about what their jobs are like to prepare comprehensive, real-world career profiles for you. You can learn about educational and career paths, salaries, and more. Browse the profiles below to find out if this is the right career for you.


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