Environmental engineers held about 51,400 jobs in 2010. They work in a variety of settings because of the nature of the tasks they do:
- When they are working with other engineers and urban and regional planners, environmental engineers are likely to be in offices.
- When they are working with business people and lawyers, they are likely to be at seminars where they present information and answer questions.
- And when they work with hazardous waste technicians and environmental scientists, they work at specific sites outdoors.
Nearly one out of three environmental engineers worked in federal, state, or local governments in 2010:
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||28%|
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services||19%|
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||15%|
|Federal government, excluding postal service||8%|
|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||8%|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition