Career Resources for MS Environmental Engineering:

Salary and job outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Environmental Engineers $83,630 +12% (average)
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $69,210 +4% (slower than average)

  • Include any certificates (such as HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response), HazMat, EIT)
  • Include any projects/field work
  • Include any skills related to environmental work (such as programming, geographic information system (GIS) experience, surveying, etc)
  • Before a career, you may include relevant course, after you have begun your career, this should be removed before applying to other jobs.
  • Include your master’s thesis/project under your education.

    • What technical knowledge do you bring to this position related to the duties of the environmental ____?
    • What do you think the top three environmental issues are?
    • What experience do you possess in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data?
    • In your life, what experiences have been most important to you that related to the environment?
    • What are key tasks for environmental ___?
    • What do you see as the most important issue in conservation today? How would you address it?
    • Do you see “conservation” and “preservation” differently?
    • Why did you choose a career as an environmental engineer?
    • What experience do you have in this field?
    • Expect technical questions that assess your knowledge and ability.
    • Did you have a strategic plan as Environmental Engineer?
    • Tell me about a difficult experience you had as Environmental Engineer.
    • Describe a situation in which you had to collect information.
    • What motivates you to do a good job?
    • Does your Environmental Engineer work relate to any experiences or studies you had in college?

    • Pursue volunteer or internship experience to test fields of interest and gain valuable experience. Take independent research classes if possible.
    • Attend seminars, conferences and workshops sponsored by professional associations or public interest groups and utilize networking opportunities. This will open many doors and may give you ideas you may not have previously thought of.
    • A masters and doctoral degree will allow you greater specialization and may lead to advanced research and administrative positions.
    • It is important to develop a skill that will make you desired (programming, foreign languages, geographic information systems experience, database management, field experience, surveying, etc)
    • Pursue certificates such as HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
    • Reach out early and ask for information on future opportunities.

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