Environmental Engineering


Career Description

Most of us care deeply about stopping pollution and protecting our natural resources. Imagine yourself having more than just a passion for saving our environment, but also possessing the actual know-how to do something about these alarming problems! As an environmental engineer, you’ll make a real difference in the survival of our planet by finding ways of cleaning up our oceans, rivers, and drinking water, developing air pollution equipment, designing more effective recycling systems, or discovering safe ways to dispose of toxic waste.

Salary

Median
$84,560
Lowest
$50,230
Highest
$128,440

Projects

Develop ways of tracking endangered species
Design methods of accurately measuring acid rain, car emissions, and ozone depletion
Work with large industries to reduce their air pollution emissions to acceptable levels
Invent better ways of recycling paper, plastic, and glass
Remove bacteria and poisons commonly found in the well water of some developing countries
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