Assessment result details

Environmental Services

People with these jobs protect, inspect, and evaluate the environment.

Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers

Plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.
Annual Wage
$90,623.16
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
8.00%
a Bachelor's degree
80.00%
a Master's or Professional degree
12.00%

Environmental Compliance Inspectors

Inspect and investigate sources of pollution to protect the public and environment and ensure conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.
Annual Wage
$80,736.42
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
95.23%
a Master's or Professional degree
4.76%

Environmental Engineers

Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.
Annual Wage
$102,918.40
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
48.15%
a Master's or Professional degree
51.85%

Environmental Engineering Technicians

Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.
Annual Wage
$54,637.88
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
10.79%
a certificate
8.19%
some college
6.64%
an Associate degree
1.46%
a Bachelor's degree
72.05%
a Master's or Professional degree
0.88%

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.
Annual Wage
$57,326.58
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
4.55%
an Associate degree
13.64%
a Bachelor's degree
63.64%
a Master's or Professional degree
13.64%
a Doctoral degree or more
4.55%

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.
Annual Wage
$86,589.40
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
4.55%
a Bachelor's degree
77.28%
a Master's or Professional degree
18.18%

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.
Annual Wage
$56,429.76
Top Entry-level Education
an Associate degree
15.00%
a Bachelor's degree
70.00%
a Master's or Professional degree
15.00%

Pest Control Workers

Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
Annual Wage
$38,921.24
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
90.24%
a certificate
8.79%
some college
0.59%
an Associate degree
0.38%

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
Annual Wage
$44,304.00
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
50.92%
a certificate
19.71%
some college
13.66%
an Associate degree
1.94%
a Bachelor's degree
13.76%

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.
Annual Wage
$70,553.60
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
41.77%
a certificate
24.50%
some college
20.70%
an Associate degree
12.52%
a Bachelor's degree
0.52%

Recycling and Reclamation Workers

Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.
Annual Wage
$28,754.43
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
75.99%
a certificate
1.45%
an Associate degree
14.55%
a Doctoral degree or more
8.01%

Recycling Coordinators

Supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.
Annual Wage
$56,356.07
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
47.06%
an Associate degree
22.84%
a Bachelor's degree
30.11%

Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
Annual Wage
$47,924.55
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
95.57%
a certificate
2.22%
a Bachelor's degree
2.22%