Do you have a passion for nature and an interest in the law? Environmental inspectors combine the skills of scientists and law enforcement officers.
In this field, you'll make sure organizations, such as factories, construction companies, and electric companies, follow government rules designed to protect the environment and public health. You'll do this by making routine inspections, investigating complaints, and reporting those who break laws. You'll test air, water, and soil samples and study the results. The work you'll do is key to protecting the environment.
Environmental inspectors make sure that organizations follow environmental regulations.
If you earn a certificate in conservation law enforcement, you'll be more competitive in the job market.
A nature lover who is comfortable communicating with many types of people. You should also enjoy the sciences and math.
Environmental inspectors may choose to specialize, in air pollution or water quality, for example.