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APPLICATIONS ENGINEER: Promoting Renewable Energy

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Amber is an Applications Engineer for a company that promotes anaerobic digestion, a form of renewable energy. She studied Chemical Engineering in college, where she got excited about renewable energy. If you're interested in this field advises: find a company dedicated to renewable energy and be a leader in promoting it.

Degree: Chemical Engineering
Job Title: Applications Engineer

Job Summary: Environmental Engineers

Job Description

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and control of water and air pollution.

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Additional Info

At some colleges and universities, a student can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s and a master's degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some colleges and universities or to do research and development.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$50,000 - $120,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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