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Environmental Engineers

Work Environment

Environmental engineers split their time between working in an office and working out in the field. Since ongoing education is crucial in most of these positions, engineers must attend training sessions and workshops and study new regulations, techniques, and problems. They usually work as part of a team that may include any of a number of different specialists. Engineers must also give presentations of technical information to those with both technical and nontechnical backgrounds. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 20 percent of environmental engineers work more than 40 hours per week. Engineering project managers typically work more than 40 hours per week. 

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