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Occupation Title: Environmental Engineering Technicians

Description: Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems including waste treatment and site remediation under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental pollution remediation devices.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-3025

Sample Job Titles: Environmental Technician, Environmental Specialist, Environmental Engineering Technician, Industrial Waste Inspector, Engineer Technician, Environmental Engineering Assistant, Environmental Field Technician, Engineering Technician, Industrial Waste Technician.

 Salary Chart Environmental Engineering Technicians

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 20,740
2009: 20,630
2010: 18,450
2011: 19,490
2012: 18,590

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 8,200
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 20-28%

(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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