Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians

General Information

Description

Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of environmental engineering technologists and technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 1,800 openings for environmental engineering technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$51,630

State-by-state Salary

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$74,970
$35,910
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 67%
  • High school 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Some college 6%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • Associate's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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