CAREER

Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$51,630

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Associate's degree

Career

What Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians Do

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.

Other Job Titles Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians May Have

Air Quality Instrument Specialist, Engineer Technician, Environmental Engineering Assistant, Environmental Engineering Technician, Environmental Field Technician, Environmental Technician, Haz Tech (Hazardous Technician)

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
  • Record laboratory or field data, including numerical data, test results, photographs, or summaries of visual observations.
  • Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
  • Produce environmental assessment reports, tabulating data and preparing charts, graphs, or sketches.
  • Collect and analyze pollution samples, such as air or ground water.

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