Career options for Environmental Engineering graduates
A career path of Environmental Engineer is the most obvious path for graduates holding a degree in this area. The most popular employers for Environmental Engineers are architectural services, scientific and technical consulting services, and government - either local or state government.
Environmental Management is also a rather popular career path for graduates holding a degree in Environmental Engineering. Environmental Managers work in large organizations and industries and optimize the work of these organizations in the context of reducing the impact on the environment. They calculate the cost of activities for the establishment of environmental quality, develop these programs and implement them in the life of the organization.
One other common career option for Environmental Engineering graduates is air quality specialists. They can work for large industries, for government or for non-profit environmental organizations. They conduct research aimed at clarifying the quality of air, find out the causes of pollution, as well as the effects of pollution, and suggest ways to get rid of pollution or more environmentally friendly emissions.
Many students in Environmental Engineering combine their degree with a degree in Law in order to start a career in a field of environmental law, or water law.
Most of the Environmental Engineering graduates start a career after receiving an undergraduate degree, but a Master degree in Environmental Engineering is also rather popular. In addition, many students start their education with a more basic degree in Engineering, Geology, Earth Sciences, and then apply for a Master study program in Environmental Engineering.
A Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering is also a great start for those who wish to continue their education in other related Engineering areas, for example, Chemical or Materials Engineering.