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Environmental Engineer
Environmental engineers use the principles of biology and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems.
The Job
Environmental engineers involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues.
Work Environment
Most engineers work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants
College Majors
Environmental Engineering
Minimum Qualifications
Personality traits helpful for this career
Engineers should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented. They should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Quick Facts
  • More environmental engineers will be needed to help companies comply with environmental regulations and to develop methods of cleaning up environmental hazards.
Compensation and Outlook
Medium income for environmental engineers in May 2008 was $74,020. The lowest ten percent earned $45,310. The highest ten percent earned $115,430.
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