Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
38%
risk level
POLLING
33%
Based on 15 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
4.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$54,000
or $25.96 per hour
Volume
13,780
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.0/10

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Automation risk

38% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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User poll

33% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 38% chance of automation.

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Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 4.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians' was $54,000, or $25 per hour

'Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians' were paid 12.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 13,780 people employed as 'Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as 'Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians'.

Job description

Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

SOC Code: 17-3025.00

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