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. Approximately 129,909 people were employed in the environmental consulting industry in 2016, according to a report by IBISWorld, a business information firm. Environmental consultants are also known as environmental analysts and green consultants.

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

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