Environmental Systems Careers

Are you interested in working in critical occupations that protect and manage environmental resources?

Consider a career working in environmental services. You could work with water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, or public health issues. You might also work with hazardous-waste management, do research or quality control.

Use the resources below to discover environmental services career options, plan your education, and explore the job market.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Below are several majors in the environmental pathway.  Select a major to learn about industries you might work in, the types of employers that hire a major, and find strategies to prepare you for a job.

Are you ready to set your education goals and gain the skills you need to work in agribusiness? Use the resources below to get started.

Plan Your AFNR Education
Find tools to help you set your goals, pay for college, find a program, and more.

Find Campuses & Programs
Search for environmental systems programs at Minnesota State.

Before you invest in a career, it's important to understand the job market. Based on where you want to live, you may have different opportunities. Use the resources below to learn about some of the employers in your region. You can research job postings to understand the skills and training these employers are looking for. After you've done some research on your own, make sure you talk to as many people as possible who are knowledgeable about the career. You can talk to your teachers and counselors. You can also reach out to an employer to do an informational interview about the jobs they offer.

Sample Job Titles

Project Manager, Laboratory Technician, Superintendent, Environmental Technician, Environmental Engineer, Pest Control Technician, Environmental Specialist, Safety Administrator, Jurisdictional Inspector Specialist, Field Technician

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Sample Employers


  • 3M
  • CDM Smith
  • Clean Harbors, Inc
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Michael Page
  • People Ready
  • State of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota
  • Valet Living
  • Atlas Staffing
  • City of St Cloud
  • Clarke
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Presto-X-Company
  • Stearns County
  • Valet Living
  • Veolia
  • Xcel Energy
  • Allete
  • Barr Engineering Company
  • Cliffs Natural Resources
  • Fond Du Lac Reservation
  • GPAC
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • St. Louis County
  • State of Minnesota
  • WSP
  • Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
  • American Crystal Sugar Company
  • City of Bemidji
  • Ecolab
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Otter Tail County
  • People Ready
  • Plunkett's Pest Control
  • State of Minnesota
  • Tanknology
  • Aerotek
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • City of Faribault
  • City of Rochester
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Olmsted County
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Waste Connections
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • City of Fairmont
  • City of Mankato
  • EDF Renewable Energy
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • JBS
  • Pipestone System
  • State of Minnesota
  • Valet Living
  • 3M
  • CDM Smith
  • Clean Harbors, Inc
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Michael Page
  • People Ready
  • State of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota
  • Valet Living

These employers posted jobs in environmental services during 2020 - 2021.

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Find Job Openings

Find jobs in environmental services.

  1. Navigate to the Job Search on Minnesota State CAREERwise.
  2. Copy and paste the keyword string below into the Keyword filter.
    Keyword string:
    "Environment" OR "environmental" OR "Forest" OR "Climate" OR "Biomass" OR "Methane" OR "power" OR "Recycl" OR "biofuel" OR "Water" OR "Agriculture" OR "Agri" OR "Agro" OR "farm" OR "beef" OR "swine" OR "pork" OR "chicken" OR "poultry" OR "animal"
  3. Use the Location filter in the left column to select a Minnesota region or to search by ZIP code. From the region dropdown you can also choose to search the state of Minnesota.
  4. In addition to the keywords above you can use Occupation Category to filter your search results. Select one of the options listed below.

    -Architecture and Engineering
    -Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
    -Management

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