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Environmental Consultants

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Approximately 131,700 people were employed in the environmental consulting industry in 2019, according to IBISWorld, which also reported that there were 57,610 environmental consulting firms in the United States. Many environmental consultants work in the private sector for firms that provide consulting services to companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations. Major environmental consulting firms include Jacobs, Black & Veatch, EnergySolutions LLC, FTI Consulting, Hart Energy, Stantec, CDM Smith, Ramboll Environ, Veolia Environnement, MWH Global, and Clean Harbors Inc. Large management consulting firms such as A.T. Kearney, Bain & Company, and the Boston Consulting Group also have sustainability consulting practices. Government agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations employ consultants. Approximately 18 percent of management consultants are self-employed. Although environmental consultants are employed throughout the country, most work in major metropolitan areas.

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