California is among the top paying states for Environmental Science and Protection
Technicians according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May 2009, the mean hourly rate for workers in California was $26.05 with a mean
annual salary of $54,190. Jobs as an environmental technician are expected to increase by 21 percent by 2016.
Career opportunities exist in a wide range of public and private sector occupations
- Emergency Preparedness & Response
- Environmental Laboratory Services Environmental Site Management
- Safety & Health
- Air Quality
- Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
- Natural Resources Management
- Environmental Information Management Systems
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"You get to work on the different situations of a company: how to manage the balance sheet, the income statements, stockholders equity. I want to get to a place where I would improve myself in a better life and not just apply at any job. By taking this class it will help me to understand a foundation to the job that I will be working in. It's really fun."
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