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Environmental Compliance Tech

Career Overview

Inspect and investigate sources of pollution to protect the public and environment and ensure conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are likely in the future. With a
6% Percent change.

2020 Employment


2030 Employment


What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • No work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Programs that can prepare you for this career are:
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Geosciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services

What does a typical day look like?

  • Prepare legal or investigatory documentation.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2055370
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.