Careers in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science
Definitions of environmental engineering and environmental science as adopted by the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
The professional discipline of environmental engineering is defined as the application of engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health, for the protection of nature's beneficial ecosystems, and for environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life.
The professional discipline of environmental science is defined as the application of scientific principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health for the protection of nature's beneficial ecosystems, and environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life.
Additional information is available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition at the links below.
Environmental Engineering: Career Information
Environmental Science: Career Information
CNNMoney and PayScale.com Ranks the Best Jobs in America for 2017
CNNMoney and Payscale.com has published the CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. The rankings include:
- Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator at 72
- Petroleum Engineer at 81
- Environmental Specialist at 92
- Environmental Engineer at 95
- Civil Engineer at 97
The top-paying jobs were also listed. Included in the rankings are:
- Petroleum Engineer came in at #4 with a median pay of $152,000 and top pay of $243,000.
- Marine Engineer at #13 with a median pay of $115,000 and top pay of $187,000.