Searching for a specific job in environmental engineering


I am a student at Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have recently become interested in environmental engineering and am exploring options for post-graduate employment with a degree in environmental engineering. I was wondering what kind of jobs are available to graduates of this sort? Specific career or job examples are what I have been attempting to research, but only find work environment and prerequisite information.

Thank You,
Spring Valley High School
posted by Katherine, Las Vegas, Nevada on April 8, 2015

Answer by Kristin Malosh

Hi Katherine! I can give you a few examples of the types of careers that I personally know Environmental Engineers may have, in no particular order:  President/Owner of an Environmental/Civil Engineering Consulting company; Director of Environmental, Health & Safety at a steel manufacturing company; Permit Writer/Inspector working for the USEPA or state agency.  There are several websites that post specific jobs for Environmental careers, one that I would suggest you look at is: 
There you can find several real job postings for Environmental Engineers, this may help you see what a career could entail.  I hope this information helps you. Good luck!  ~Kristin