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Career information and college search tools for environmental engineers and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Environmental Engineers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be environmental engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension4.254.5
Critical Thinking4.124.38
Active Learning3.884.12
Active Listening3.884.25
Complex Problem Solving3.884.25

Environmental Engineers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be environmental engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Written Comprehension4.54.5
Oral Comprehension4.254.62
Problem Sensitivity4.254.5
Oral Expression4.124.25
Written Expression4.124.5

Environmental Engineers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be environmental engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Engineering and Technology4.525.96
Mathematics4.375.37
Chemistry4.375.26
English Language4.234.85
Law and Government4.124.4

Environmental Engineers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being environmental engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Analyzing Data or Information4.695.69
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards4.625.42
Getting Information4.545.27
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.55.62
Interacting With Computers4.424.31

Environmental Engineers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being environmental engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.81
Analytical Thinking4.63
Dependability4.52
Attention to Detail4.41
Adaptability/Flexibility4.26

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Environmental Engineers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Environmental Engineers jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim2,620 $102,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1,530 $113,100
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1,350 $108,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell1,230 $70,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood1,170 $102,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land920 N/A
Pittsburgh910 $90,280
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson870 $97,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue830 $104,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington710 $96,670

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to environmental engineers

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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