Managing Our Natural Resources
Discipline Spotlight: Environmental
05, Jan, 2017
With a vast amount of natural resources available to us, monitoring, modelling and conserving the natural environment has become an increasingly important discipline.
[Environmental Engineering technology professionals] work on projects to assess, clean up, and protect the environment.
- ECO Canada
Covering a wide variety of areas, environmental technicians/technologists can be responsible for collecting and analyzing air, water, and soil samples; conducting field inspections and investigations of contamination; operating and monitoring pollution control or treatment equipment; monitoring compliance with federal and provincial regulations; or participating in environmental assessments and cleanup efforts. Technology professionals in this discipline will often find themselves working in a combination of environments, including the field, lab and office.
Here are some quick stats regarding the Environmental discipline:
*Based on all membership levels and years of experience as reported in the ASET Salary Survey. Visit the ASET Career Centre for more online reports.
Looking for a career in a related discipline? You knowledge, skills and experience from these disciplines may be transferable:
- Geological and Geophysical