Environmental Engineers


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Environmental Engineers

Environmental Engineers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Engineering firms
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies

Outlook

Growth is will be about as fast as average for environmental engineers. More efforts are being put into conserving water resources and wastewater treatment. Demand also increases as more funding is put into cleaning up sites that are contaminated.

New concerns about chemicals put into the water as a result of shale gas drilling will create more jobs for environmental engineers. Job prospects are best for people with advanced degrees. Job openings will also occur as people retire.

Environmental Engineers (CIS 100499)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,617
Small
&
8.6%
5.8%
>>>>
122
Few
  Champaign Area
14
Very small
&
7.1%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
18
Very small
&
16.7%
5.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Cook County
794
Small
&
9.8%
5.6%
>>>>
61
Few
  Decatur Area
11
Very small
&
9.1%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
42
Very small
&
11.9%
9.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Du Page County
180
Small
&
9.4%
5.4%
>>>>
14
Few
  Edwardsville Area
18
Very small
&
5.6%
5.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
11
Very small
&
9.1%
5.2%
>>>>
0
None
  Lake County
127
Small
&
13.4%
8.6%
>>>>
11
Few
  McHenry County
18
Very small
&
5.6%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
17
Small
&
5.9%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
18
Very small
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
44
Small
&
11.4%
7.3%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
16
Small
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
33
Small
&
6.1%
5.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
24
Very small
&
0.0%
7.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
14
Small
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
76
Medium
&
3.9%
4.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
48
Small
&
6.2%
6.4%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Will County
39
Small
&
20.5%
9.1%
>>>>
4
Very few
United States
55,800
Small
&
3.2%
3.7%
>>>>
3,700
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.