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Environmental Engineering Careers

Road salt. Smog. Wastewater. These all profoundly impact our environment. And, as awareness of the impact of human life on the environment grows, demand for environmental engineers will most certainly continue to grow as well.

Environmental Engineers apply the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are instrumental in improving the quality of living organisms and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Top 5 Environmental Engineering Jobs

According to a survey of recent job postings, the 5 most in-demand jobs in Environmental Engineering are:

  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Project Manager
  • Water Resource Engineer
  • Civil Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers

In-Demand Skills

To be successful, Environmental Engineers need advanced knowledge of engineering principles and an understanding of environmental challenges and regulations plus good communication and leadership skills.  Among the skills listed in recent job postings were:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Wastewater
  • Water Resources

Why Earn a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Studies show that employees with a master's degree in STEM earn 18-33% higher annual salaries and enjoy greater job satisfaction and security than their counterparts with a bachelor's degree. At  Wentworth, our Master of Science in Environmental Engineering will give you the skills you need to be a leader in planning, designing, constructing, managing and renewing built and natural environments. Our program offers interdisciplinary research opportunities, service-based learning experiences, and innovative course content and delivery. For more information, contact a member of the Graduate Admissions Team, at