Sanitation Engineer

Humans create a lot of waste – – in the forms of sewage trash contaminated water and more. Engineers have developed processes by which all of these forms of waste can be treated processed and purified so that the environment sees as little damage as possible and so that waste can be recycled back into useable products. Sanitation engineers are the professionals who ensure that the processing plants used to treat waste are designed built and run according to specific standards. According to www.ehow.com sanitation engineers are employed to ensure that sanitation plants can withstand the demands placed upon them and to detect potential problems and fix them before they become hazardous. They design new systems and processes and they also seek to enhance existing treatment methods. The profession of sanitation engineer requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree but many employers prefer a master’s degree in either sanitation engineering or civil engineering. However just as important as a formal education is an ability to effectively communicate analyze data and complete complex calculations. The world’s population relies on sanitation engineers to convert water containing raw sewage into water that is fit for human consumption and also for processing trash in the most effective manner possible. This is a profession that remains in high demand due to the world’s ever-increasing population numbers and the never-ending supply of waste that must be processed for sanitation purposes. The estimated yearly salary for a sanitation engineer ranges from $62049 to $119184.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $90616.5
High Salary: $119184
Low Salary: $62049
Tasks: Designs plans for sewage treatment plants.
Reviews factors that affect sanitation levels.
Controls the operations of sanitation processing facilities.
Maintains health and environmental standards.
Also Called: Sewage Treatment Engineer
Civil Engineer
Water Treatment Plant Engineer
Sanitary Engineer
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