Environmental Engineering Technicians (17-3025)

Occupation description:  Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 185202 9.22 56
United States 18,60020,400 10.0190 450640

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.2414.3417.74 23.6430.1438.84
Alaska 28.6320.1325.03 28.3832.0737.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.6419.8024.09 27.7730.9736.24
Fairbanks North Star Borough 29.7219.5725.51 28.7935.3644.68

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26639 14.729.7 23.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation62
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation22
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 96
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Hazwoper Refresher
OSHA 24-Hour Hazwoper Training Course

Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Cook Inlet Training Standards/24 Hour Hazwoper
Cook Inlet Training Standards/Hazwoper Refresher
Hazwoper 24 Hour
Hazwoper Certificate Bridge 40 Hour
Hazwoper Refresher
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety Refresher

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response: First Responder
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response: HAZWOPER
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response: Refresher
North Slope Training Cooperative

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hazardous Materials Technician Annual Refresher - ER03
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Annual Refresher - HW04
Hazardous Waste Operations & Hazardous Materials Technician - ER02
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response - HW02
Hazardous Waste Operations Occasional Site Worker - HW01
Hazardous Waste Operations Supervisor - HW03
Highway Emergency Operations - ER07
Highway Specialist - ER04
Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S
On-Scene Incident Commander - ER09
OSHA2 - OSHA (2-day)
OSHA4 - OSHA (4-day)
Petroleum Technician - ER06
Petroleum Workers Safety and Health - S05
Railroad Specialist - ER05
Unescorted Module - NSTC01
Unescorted Module Update/Refresher - NSTC02

AVTEC   (Seward)
HAZWOPER Refresher

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Cook Inlet Training Standards & Industrial Safety (CITS) Certificate
Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)
Hazwoper-Site Worker (24 Hour)
Hazwoper-Site Worker (40 Hour) Certificate
Hazwoper-Site Worker (8 Hour)
North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC) Unescorted with/without H2S Certificate

Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response First-Responder
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Abatement Certification Certificate
Asbestos Abatement Renewal Certificate
Asbestos Air Monitoring Certificate
EPA/AHERA Inspector Initial Certificate
EPA/AHERA Inspector Refresher Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Initial Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Refresher Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Initial - 24 Hours Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Refresher Certificate
EPA/Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Certificate
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (24 Hour) Certificate
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Initial (40 Hour) Certificate
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Refresher Certificate
Hazardous Waste Supervisor Certificate
Hazmat Transportation (IATA) Initial - 12 Hours Certificate
Hazmat Transportation (IATA) Refresher - 8 Hours
NSTC 6 PACK Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Industrial Safety, Level 1 Endorsement

Kindred Spirits School of Massage   (Fairbanks)
ANMA Advanced Practioner
ANMA Basic Practioner
ANMA Japanese Hot Stone Massage
ANMA Practitioner
ANMA Professional Massage
Myofascial Ball Alignment Massage

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Hazwoper 24 Hour / 029
Hazwoper 40 Hour - General Site Worker / 028
Hazwoper Refresher 8 Hour / 035
NSTC 2014 ASH Update / 003
NSTC Confined Space Entry / 004
NSTC Energy Isolation / 005
NSTC Fall Protection / 006
NSTC Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Module/002
NSTC Respiratory Protection /007
NSTC Unescorted/001
PEC Premier Basic Orientation / 051
PEC Premier Core Compliance / 052

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
AHERA Building Inspector Initial Certificate
AHERA Building Inspector Refresher Certificate
Asbestos Awareness Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Initial Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher – Online Certificate
Asbestos Project Designer Initial Certificate
Asbestos Project Designer Refresher Certificate
Hazard Communication
HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Initial Certificate
HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Initial Certificate
HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Refresher Certificate
Lead Awareness Certificate
Lead-based Paint Renovation Repair Painting

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Hazwoper, 40 Hour Certificate
Hazwoper, 8 Hour Refresher Certificate

University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Hazwoper 24 Hour
Hazwoper 40 Hour
Hazwoper 8 Hour
North Slope Training Consortium (NTSC)

VIP Alaska   (Kenai)
Environmental Emergencies

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Hazwoper Certification, 40-Hour Certificate
Hazwoper Refresher Certification, 8-Hour Certificate

Zender Environmental Health & Research Group   (Anchorage)
Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training (RACEJT) Program Certificate