Environmental Consultants

Environmental consultants provide advice to companies and other organizations on a wide range of environmental issues such as green manufacturing, hazardous-waste remediation (disposal and cleanup), environmental disasters, sustainability initiatives, compliance, renewable energy, and water, air, and soil quality. More than 141,000 people were employed in the environmental consulting industry in 2011, according to a report by Ibis World. Environmental consultants are also known as environmental analysts and green consultants.


Quick Facts
Duties Provide advice to companies and other organizations on a wide range of environmental issues such as sustainability, green manufacturing, and compliance
Alternate Title(s) Environmental Analysts, Green Consultants
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Earth Science
  • Speech
Experience Internships; part-time experience; on-the-job training
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Research
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Partner, or Self-Employed, or Senior Executive
  • Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Associate

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