Look for an Entry Level Environmental Science/Engineering job.....any clues where to find 1?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depending on where you wanna be...


    ...gives you a pretty good place to look in Western Canada.

  • 1 decade ago

    Generally speaking, there are three major sources of jobs in the environmental field (assuming that you are in the US):

    Government - whether federal (US EPA, USDA, ATSDR, etc.), state (state environmental agencies; e.g., Florida DEP, Georgia DNR, South Carolina DHEC), or local (most larger cities have environmental departments, "every" city/town has public works), governmental organizations have a wide variety of positions that require knowledge of environmental science or engineering. Government jobs are generally lower paying but you generally have job security. Only rarely would you need to work more than the standard 40 hours per week.

    Consulting - environmental consulting these days tend to prefer folks with a Master's degree and professional license (PE/PG) or certification (CESA, CHMM, REM, CIH, etc.). While the job could potentially be high paying once you proceed beyond entry level, consulting work have long hours. A common refrain is "must bill at least 40/45/50/etc. hours per week.".

    Industry - corporate environmental departments as well as actual industrial sites also need people with knowledge of the environment. As far as the absolute number of jobs is concerned, this is probably the smallest group. Most plants only have a few positions that deals with environmental issues. Many firms combine environmental issues with health and safety (EHS) so you would also have to be knowledgeable about industrial hygiene, safety, workman's comp, and other similar issues.

    Source(s): me environmental engineer PE, CHMM
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