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Environmental Engineering

What is Environmental Engineering? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU School of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering

What is Environmental Engineering?

According to the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, "Environmental engineers manage our environment for the benefit of humanity and nature. They provide engineering solutions to problems with our land, air and water resources. In both public and private practice, environmental engineers work in interdisciplinary teams to manage environmental problems through application of scientific, engineering, and social skills. These include issues of air pollution and control, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, solid and hazardous waste disposal, control of hazardous substances, pollution in surface and groundwaters, public health, and the ecological health of our environment."

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Agricultural Engineer Epidemiologist
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Air/Water Quality Manager Fund Raiser
Biochemist Geographic Data Analyst
Bioengineer Geologist
Biologist GIS Analyst
Chemical Technician Hazardous Waste Manager
Civil Engineer Industrial Environmental Manager
Climatological Specialist Laboratory Assistant
Conservation Agent Management Consultant
Conservation Analyst Meteorological Analyst
Designer Microbiologist
Earth Scientist Natural Resoures Specialist
Engineering Technician Professor
Environmental Educator Project Manager
Environmental Engineer Range Manager
Environmental Geologist Researcher
Environmental Lawyer Resource Economist
Environmental Planner Risk Assessment Specialist
Environmental Policy Manager Transportation Specialist
Environmental Scientist Urban/Regional Planner
Environmental Toxicologist Wildlife Manager
EPA Inspector Writer/Editor

Related Skills

Ability to Apply Concepts & Formulas Background in Engineering Principles & Environmental Science Organization Skills
Analysis Skills Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Team Player
Attention to Detail Information Gathering, Data Evaluation & Summarizing Skills Work Well Independently

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Occupations by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Environmental Engineering Jobs

Environmental Jobs by State

Green Jobs Network

Sierra Club - Hot Jobs

Environmental Jobs & Careers

Environmental Careers

Environmental Career Opportunities

Eco Jobs

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  The following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Engineering

Environmental Engineering Resources

Professional Association Links

American Academy of Environmental Engineers

US Environmental Protection Agency

Student Conservation Association

National Association of Environmental Professionals

Society of Women Environmental Professionals

Miscellaneous Links

Duke Energy

Environmental Engineering Journal Rankings

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