Now more than ever, it’s crucial that we find ways to help protect our environment. The advancement of technology and continuous increase in factory farming and textile mills pose a major threat to our planet. If you’re looking to see what you can do to help protect our fragile and threatened environment, you could always consider choosing a career where you dedicate your life to doing just that.
Take a short break from scheduling an appointment with Roberson’s Plumbing and Septic, and let’s look at 5 professions that help protect the environment.
Environmental scientists either work out in the field, in the lab, or in an office to gather, analyze, or monitor conditions in the environment. This role is essential to protecting the environment and human health.
Bachelor’s degree in natural science or science-related field
Energy Analyst / Auditor
Energy auditors are responsible for inspecting and surveying how energy is flowing and being used in a building. Their main goal is to reduce the amount of energy to help with energy conservation in a building.
High school diploma; Certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Environmental attorneys are advocates for protecting the environment. They work with clients to assist with legal problems like climate change laws, management of public land, clean agriculture, water laws, and environmentally-safe technology.
Juris Doctor (JD)
Renewable Energy Specialist
Renewable energy specialists determine alternative sources of energy that have a minimal effect on the environment like solar, geothermal, wind, and hydroelectric powers. They use their expertise to consult with businesses to assess what eco-friendly sources of energy can be used in their existing infrastructure.
Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, environmental engineering, math, and science is recommended.
Environmental engineers specialize in designing eco-friendly design solutions for renewable energy, air pollution, and waste management systems. Common projects this profession works on are designing infrastructure for dams, plants, wastewater treatment facilities, and recycling systems.
Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering or a related field
If you’re not at a place in your life where a career change is suitable or you’ve already retired, there are other ways to devote your time and energy to helping protect the environment. Volunteering is an excellent way to get involved in combatting environmental issues. There are plenty of environmental organizations that would love and need your help to fight the ongoing battle of saving our planet.
Whether you pursue a career in environmental law or environmental engineering, or you choose to volunteer at a local national park, we are incredibly grateful that you have decided to devote your valuable time, energy, and effort to help protect the environment.