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:

  • Bioscience
  • Chemical
  • Geological and Geophysical