• Environmental Engineers
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 74,900
    $54,740 range bar $118,780
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to create solutions to environmental problems. They may also focus on global issues such as unsafe drinking water, climate change, and environmental sustainability.

What do they typically do

  • Analyze and check scientific data
  • Prepare, review, and update environmental investigation reports
  • Advise corporations and government agencies about procedures for cleaning up contaminated sites
  • Provide technical support for projects that correct environmental damage and for legal actions
  • Inspect industrial and municipal facilities and programs to make sure they comply with environmental regulations
  • Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures
  • Monitor the progress of environmental improvement programs
  • Design projects that protect the environment, such as facilities that reclaim water, systems for controlling air pollutions, and operations that make energy from waste

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 109

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a graduate degree like a master's, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree.
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