The field of Environmental Technology offers challenging and rewarding work. You will have the opportunity to work both indoors and outdoors. Jobs exist worldwide in environmental protection agencies, state and local public health agencies, environmental consulting firms, and private industries. In most work settings, environmental specialists are employed to provide leadership by educating employees and showing evidence of compliance with all local, state and federal environmental regulations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering technician careers are expected to increase 9 to 17 percent through 2014. Employment of environment engineering technicians is expected to grow faster than average to meet the environmental demands of an ever-growing population. Employment growth will be fueled by demand for technicians to help regulate waste products; to collect air, water and soil samples for measuring levels of pollutants; to monitor compliance with environmental regulations; and to clean up contaminated sites.
Updated August 22, 2013