Inside Environmental Technician Careers

Things you need to know, but nobody tells you

Biggest Surprises

"People Are Very Serious When It Comes To Health...
I was surprised that the company I work at make a lot of money and business with something simple such as checking for lead in lots of objects. We sometimes get things that we use everyday." (Sample Login Technician; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in California, female
School: Studied Biochemistry at San Francisco State University in California; completed Bachelor degree in 2012

"The Amount Of Knowledge That Is Required In Landscapes...
In general people don't realize the technical aspects of designing a professional landscape. There are many aspects and required education that goes in to it." (Crew Supervisor; 2014)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in Virginia, male
School: Studied Business Management at Winthrop University in South Carolina in 2010

"Interesting Variety...
I was surprised with the variety of jobs you will go on. No 2 jobs are the same and during emergency response you can randomly travel to random places for random amounts of time." (Environmental Tech; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, male
School: Studied Liberal Arts at Sussex County Community College in New Jersey; completed Associate degree in 2010

"I was surprised to know that analytical chemistry can land me a job in Environmental protection, not only in pharmaceutical industry. I was surprised to know that knowledge of inorganic chemistry can land me a job in Environmental protection." (Environmental Lab Technician; 2013)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in New York, female
School: Studied Chemistry at St. John's University in New York; completed Bachelor degree in 2007

Career Background

Environmental Technician

  Job Tasks
  Work Environment
  How to Prepare for the Job
  Job Outlook

Career Tips

"The Need For Continuing Education In Landscaping...
If you want to be successful in landscaping always be on the hunt for new information and education." (Crew Supervisor; 2014)

"Stay Good...
Be a "good person". For security clearances they always run backgrounds, and something coming up on your background can cost you a job. Also most large companies drug test, and if you fail one of there drug tests you will not be aloud on any of there job sites ever again, so make sure you pass your drug tests or don't take them." (Environmental Tech; 2013)

"You Don't Need Much Experience...
To become an environmental technician, you need to understand that people care about their contact with the environment and you don't need much experience to help them with it." (Sample Login Technician; 2013)