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Water/Wastewater Engineers

Overview

Water/wastewater engineers design and monitor projects that involve potable water provision, wastewater and sewage disposal, and flood damage prevention. They design pumping stations and systems and other aspects of wastewater collection. They also prepare documentation for water resources and environmental regulatory compliance. Engineers also direct and supervise project members including junior engineers, technicians, and other staff. There are 52,640 environmental engineers, the profession group that includes water/wastewater engineers, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Technical

Career Ladder
Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer

Water/Wastewater Engineer

Engineer in Training, Water/Wastewater Engineer

Engineer Intern, Water/Wastewater Engineer

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