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Table 1. Employment of environmental science and environmental engineering occupations by industry, May 2008

Industry Environmental engineers Environmental scientists and specialists, including health Environmental engineering technicians Environmental science and protection technicians, including health
Federal, state, and local government (OES designation) 15,660 35,460 3,550 11,260
Federal executive branch (OES designation) 3,770 5,590 NA 330
State government (OES designation) 6,680 19,760 NA 4,060
Local government (OES designation) 5,210 10,120 NA 6,870
Architectural, engineering, and related services 15,110 12,900 7,860 6,590
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 10,450 17,700 3,360 8,040
Remediation and other waste management services 1,850 550 1,310 490
Scientific research and development services 1,810 3,980 430 820
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 200 2,790 140 1,070
Total, all industries 52,590 80,120 20,740 33,370
Note: NA indicates data not available. Data for each level of government may not sum to the Federal, state, and local government total due to rounding.


Last Modified Date: June 11, 2009