Pollution Control Technician


Work Tasks

POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNICIANS conduct tests and field investigations to obtain information for use by environmental, engineering, and scientific personnel. They determine sources and ways of controlling pollutants in air, water, and soil, utilizing their knowledge of agriculture, chemistry, meteorology, and engineering principles and applied technologies. Pollution control technicians conduct chemical and physical laboratory and field tests to determine characteristics or composition of solid, liquid, and gaseous materials and substances.

Salary, Size & Growth

Entry Requirements

Most employers prefer applicants for positions as POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNICIANS to have at least 2 years of specialized training. Many junior and community colleges offer associate degrees. A number of 2-year associate degree programs are designed to provide easy transfer to a 4-year college or university if desired. Technical institutes also offer technician training. Pollution control technicians who are involved in water pollution control usually require licensing or certification.