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Occupation Title: Environmental Engineers

Description: Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology. 

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-2081

Sample Job Titles: Air Pollution Control Engineer, Chief, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Branch, Environmental Analyst, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Remediation Specialist, Global Director Air and Climate Change, Hazardous Substances Engineer, Marine Engineer CPVEC (Marine Engineer Commercial Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance), Regulatory Environmental Compliance Manager, Sanitary Engineer 

Salary Chart Environmental Engineers

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 49,800
2011: 50,350
2012: 50,850
2013: 53,020
2014: 53,240

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 21,100
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 15-21%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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