Career Opportunities

NRES Provides Abundant Career Choices and Opportunities 

We are in an era of major concern for our environment with 'going green' movements, sustainability, alternative energy research, and the growth of environmental policy in the United States. As concern for our environment grows, opportunities for NRES graduates increase in state and federal agencies and private businesses involved in control technology, environmental compliance, waste minimization, environmental health and safety, remediation of contaminated sites, environmental law, and reclamation and remediation of disturbed lands.

Areas of Employment

  • Business and Industry
  • Non-Profits
  • Governmental Agencies


Possible Career Choices

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Wetland Scientist
  • Field Chemist
  • Hydrologist
  • Resource Economist
  • Industrial Compliance Specialist
  • Urban Project Coordinator
  • Species Conservationist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Radiation Safety Manager
  • Soil Conservationist


Continued Education

  • Environmental Law
  • Education / Outreach
  • Research


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