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Top Environmental Jobs: Special Earth Day 2020 Report

This Earth Day, the U.S. job market is certainly much different than we would have envisioned just couple of months ago. Nevertheless, there are still many environmental career opportunities out there – if you know where to look.

To give you a snapshot of which environmental jobs exist, where to find the best “green” jobs, and what skills you should master to qualify for the top environmental science careers, check out the following data* from iHireEnvironmental.

*Data accurate as of 4/21/20 and subject to change

Total Jobs on iHireEnvironmental: 7,453


Top 10 Environmental Career Titles:

  1. Environmental Technician
  2. Environmental Director/Manager
  3. Environmental Health and Safety Specialist/Industrial Hygienist
  4. Environmental Scientist
  5. Environmental Engineer/Civil Engineer
  6. Environmental Compliance Manager/Specialist
  7. Technician/Installer
  8. Environmental Program/Project Manager
  9. Chemist
  10. Biologist


Top 10 Locations to Find “Green” Jobs:

  1. Houston, TX
  2. Olympia, WA
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Nashville, TN
  5. Phoenix, AZ
  6. Atlanta, GA
  7. Sacramento, CA
  8. New York, NY
  9. Boston, MA
  10. San Diego, CA


Top 10 Companies Hiring for Environmental Jobs:

  1. Department of the Navy
  2. Department of the Interior
  3. Amazon
  4. State of Washington
  5. Tetra Tech
  6. ACRT, Inc.
  7. Cardno
  8. Department of Defense
  9. Forest Service
  10. GPAC


Top 10 Desired Candidate Skills and Expertise:

  1. Management
  2. Training and Development
  3. Investigation
  4. Organization
  5. Scheduling
  6. Regulatory Compliance
  7. Engineering
  8. Planning
  9. Forestry
  10. Regulations


Stay tuned to iHireEnvironmental to find the freshest environmental career opportunities as they arise in the U.S. job market. Happy Earth Day!

by: Kristina Kelly
April 22, 2020

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