• Environmental Engineers
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • 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

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

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Education & Training

  • Education

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