Environmental technicians evaluate the economics of recycling and waste disposal options such as incineration, landfilling, and biological degradation. They operate environmental sampling and analysis equipment and understand how such procedures affect the data obtained. They deal with the effects of environmental pollutants and food additives (the prediction of their effects and the efforts to control them).
Environmental technicians are employed in air pollution control, waste water treatment, hazardous waste remediation, recycling, solid waste management, and other regulatory and forensic areas.
Employment of environmental science and protection technicians is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Environmental science and protection technicians should have good job prospects overall.
Environmental technicians earn an associate degree.
Licensure is not required in the state of Connecticut.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
1900 M Street NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
National Environmental Health Association
720 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 91000-N
Denver, CO 80246