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What Environmental Engineers Do

Annemarie Herfurth
Mrs. Pinsonneault
Adv. Eng
4 Nov. 2011

What Environmental Engineers Do
Introduction: What are environmental engineers and why they are important to us?

I. Why are environmental engineers helpful
A. What they do to help our environment
B. Why they help our environment
C. What we should do to help them
II. What they get paid
A. What’s their salary
B. Where they work
C. How many work average
III. What kind of education they need
A. What kind of degree
B. Special training or not
C. What they usually start off as
D. Different careers in the field
IV. Help from the professionals
A. Carolyn Craig
B. Michael J. Kleeman

Conclusion: We need environmental engineers.

Herfurth 1
Annemarie Herfurth
Mrs. Pinsonneault
Adv. Eng
4 Nov. 2011
What Environmental Engineers Do
Environmental Engineers design, plan or perform duties in the prevention, control and remediation of the environmental health hazards by using various engineering disciplines. Environmental Engineers are important to us because without them, our environment would be a mess. They test our air, water, wastewater disposal, storm water and waste. Environmental engineers are helpful because they will help keep the environment alive for the next generation. They take care of our environment and control or prevent any hazards. Their focus may be local, continental or worldwide. Their main concern is finding ways for us to be a greener and keeping our planet healthy. They provide tips for builders and businesses to build greener houses and buildings. “Green fun fact: environmentally-minded builders are using straw-filled plaster walls to provide insulation to save trees.” -collegeboard.com

Herfurth 2
We should help them by basically recycling. People should use reusable bottles instead of plastic. They can recycle their newspaper instead of throwing it away. They can recycle all kinds of paper and plastic. For environmental engineering/ pollution control technicians, the median salary is $40,560(high) and the typical range is $30,920 to $53,250. For environmental engineering professors the median salary is $64,780(very high) and the typical range is $46, 500 to $89, 680. For environmental engineers/ ecological and air quality engineers the median salary is $69, 940(very high) and the typical range is $54, 150 to $88,480. Environmental engineers and pollution control technicians can work in many different places. 11.68% of them work in the local government; 11.43% of them work management, scientific and technical consulting services; 10.53% of them work in testing laboratories; 5.42% of them work remediation and other waste management services; and the last 5.26% for state governments. Environmental engineering professors usually work in universities, colleges, or professional schools. 21.54% of them work in community colleges and the other 3.04% work in technical and trade schools. Environmental engineers and ecological and air quality engineers mostly work in management, scientific and technical consulting services; 7.48% work for the federal government; and 2.66% are self-employed. Herfurth 3

“The number of jobs in these fields will rise in upcoming years. For environmental engineering and pollution control technician, the number of jobs in 2006 was 21,126; the number of jobs predicted for 2016 is 26,362. For environmental engineering professors, the number of jobs in 2006 was 4,310; the number is predicted to rise to 5,301 in 2016. For environmental engineers and ecological and air quality engineers the number of jobs in 2006 was 53,341, the number is predicted to rise to 68,161 in 2016.” -Green Careers For environmental engineering and pollution control technicians an associates degree is the typical education/training needed. Employers usually do not require...
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