I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Business Economics and am looking into Environmental Engineering for a potential career change. I was drawn to environmental engineering because it's a field where public health, the environment, and engineering meet. I've already started classes so that I can continue my studies and eventually pursue a Master's in Environmental Engineering. I'm trying to get as much feedback as I can from people in the field, so that I can learn more about environmental engineering.
That being said, I have a few questions.
1. What do you love about Environmental Engineering? Is there anything you dislike?
2. Do you see the field growing in the future? I've looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and it has a good outlook. (Approx. 15% growth…do you think this is true?)
3. My mom is also an engineer within the aerospace/defense industry and has faced some discrimination in the office because she is one of the few females. What have your experiences as a woman in the field been like?
Thank you very much for your time. I appreciate your help!
by Madeline, Yorba Linda, CA.
on February 28, 2014