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Career Resources — Environmental

Industry Overview

The environmental industry is so large due to the vast environmental needs that affect many different types of industries, municipalities, and wilderness areas. The following are sectors of the environmental industry: environmental planning, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, air quality management, water quality management, land and water conservation, fishery and wildlife management, parks and outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental regulation.


Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company or profession—and how to position yourself for success. What you can find:

  • Background 
  • Structure
  • Outlook
  • Resources and Professional Associations
  • Related: Professions, Industries and Companies



O*Net provides students with comprehensive information about jobs within the different industries. Required skills include:

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Science
  • Speaking
Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is a guide to career, training information, labor market and salaries.

Further Education

Most entry level positions in environmental engineering require a bachelor’s degree.  Master’s and doctoral degree programs are also available in this field. There are various education and employment opportunities for students, for more information visit the Education Portal.