engineers hold about 54,300 jobs in the United States. Almost half
worked in professional, scientific, and technical services and about
15,000 were employed in U.S. federal, state, and local government
agencies. They are also frequently employed at
universities and research firms, government agencies, testing
facilities, and also at major corporations.
work in a wide variety of
industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, water/wastewater
treatment, mining, and manufacturing, and can be involved in hazardous waste remediation, air pollution control,
facilities planning, and environmental consulting.
As the trend of
regulation changes from pollution cleanup to prevention,
environmental engineers will have to shift their focus to public
health, an area of growing concern. But trends in
environmental protection and regulation constantly change, so
environmental engineers must keep abreast of a range of
environmental issues to ensure steady employment. Political
factors also have an impact on the job outlook for environmental
engineering employment opportunities; looser environmental
regulations would reduce job opportunities, stricter regulations
would enhance them.
The following is a partial
list of employers of Environmental Engineers:
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.