Is environmental engineering a profitable and fulfilling career path?

What exactly does an environmental engineer do? Do you recommend it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Fulfilling? it depends on what you like.

    Profitable? Yes it is, people has been more concerned about the environment, improving our way of living, going green and global warning. And wherever there's interest from the people, there's money. Moreover, many cities now require environmental impact assessments before any construction project can be started.

    Using the principles of biology and chemistry, environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies in which they evaluate the significance of the hazard, offer analysis on treatment and containment, and develop regulations to prevent mishaps. They design municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment systems. They conduct research on proposed environmental projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality control checks.

    Environmental engineers are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues. They study and attempt to minimize the effects of acid rain, global warming, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion. They also are involved in the protection of wildlife.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is not the most profitable, but it is a great job. I recomend it.

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