Career Outlook for Environmental Engineers

Also known as: Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Remediation Engineer, Hazardous Substances Engineer, Hazardous Waste Management Control Engineer, Pollution Control Engineer, Soil Engineer, Waste Management Engineer, Wastewater Treatment Engineer, Water Treatment Plant Engineer
The overall job outlook for Environmental Engineer careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 4.42 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 0.74 percent per year. Demand for Environmental Engineers is expected to go up, with an expected 21,100 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.30 percent over the next few years.
States with the most Environmental Engineers
There are currently more Environmental Engineers in the following states
California
6,080
Florida
3,100
New York
3,070
Texas
2,940
Massachusetts
2,660
Pennsylvania
2,500
Virginia
1,930
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Environmental Engineers
North Dakota
80
Delaware
130
Arkansas
160
Iowa
170
South Dakota
170
Puerto Rico
180
West Virginia
190

PERCENT SELF EMPLOYED

FASTEST JOB GROWTH

In recent years, Environmental Engineers have the highest job vacancies and job growth rate in the following states
Vermont
52.63%
Louisiana
41.67%
Connecticut
40.00%
New Mexico
38.60%
Hawaii
29.41%
Rhode Island
25.00%
Massachusetts
18.22%

SLOWEST JOB GROWTH

The following states have had the lowest job openings and growth rates for this career in recent years
Delaware
-48.00%
Maine
-43.59%
Ohio
-33.77%
Wisconsin
-32.74%
Illinois
-32.02%
North Carolina
-30.20%
Missouri
-30.09%

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