Careers in Environmental Engineering
[Environmental Protection Agency Headquarter]
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarter in Washington, DC.
What do people do with their Environmental Engineering degree
Environmental engineering, as many other environmental studies fields, is by definition interdisciplinary. As a result, environmental engineering students can often choose to focus on certain areas within the field that they are particularly interested in. Moreover, graduates with an environmental engineering degree have a wide range of career paths that they can follow depending on the individual's career goal and aspirations.
For example, graduates may be employed by municipalities where they maintain and operate water treatment and waste disposal facilities; environmental consulting firms, governmental agencies for environmental protection; law firms specializing in environmental law; and any industrial companies requiring environmental consulting for their factories and facilities. Environmental engineers working for private industry, industrial plants, environmental consulting firms, and federal, state, and local governments provide services that lead to safe drinking water, proper disposal of solid and liquid waste, clean air, and remediated sites that were contaminated by hazardous wastes.
For a more extensive list of environmental engineering careers please click here or the link below. Note that this list is meant as an example and is by no means exhaustive. You can also find profiles of past Carleton alumni who work(ed) as an environmental engineer. Other websites provide services such as environmental engineering job listings.