Environmental engineering technologists and technicians apply theories and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment for the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems. They regularly monitor the air, soil, and water at industrial and municipal sites to ensure they meet standards set by regulating bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency.
To become an environmental engineering technologist or technician requires at least a bachelor's degree. Some employers require several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training. Environmental engineering technologists and technicians earn approximately $24.31 an hour, and the need for them grows at a faster than average rate of 10% to 14% per year.