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Environmental Engineers

Environmental Engineers, Environmental Engineering Degrees, Environmental Engineering Programs


Environmental Engineers develop solutions to environmental problems using the principles of biology, chemistry and mechanical engineering.  They are involved in Water and Air Pollution Control, recycling, waste disposal, and Public Health issues. Environmental Engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies in which they evaluate the significance of the hazard, advise on treatment and develop regulations to prevent mishaps.  They have played a major role in the EPA’s attempt to clean up hazardous waste sites over the last twenty five years.


They Design Municipal Water Supply and industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems. They conduct research on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality-control checks.  Many Environmental Engineers work as Consultants, helping their clients to comply with regulations and to clean up hazardous sites.


Degrees and Certificates for Environmental Engineering Professionals


  • Associates in Environmental Health and Safety
  • Associates in Biology
  • Certification as Hazardous Materials Technician (OSHA)
  • Bachelors in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering
  • Masters in Environmental Engineering
  • Masters in Environmental Technology Management


Median Annual Salaries for Environmental Engineering Professionals


Environmental Compliance Specialist


Environmental Engineer


Senior Environmental Engineer


Environmental Health and Safety Engineer



Source: Salary.Com

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