Environmental protection has been a key issue for many years now. As such, the industry has developed at a rapid pace and is now approaching full employment.
The environment industry is composed of establishments operating in a variety of industries that produce environmental goods and services. Environmental goods and services are goods and services that are used, or can potentially be used to measure, prevent, limit or correct environmental damage to water, air, soil as well as problems related to waste, noise and ecosystems. They also include clean or resource-efficient technologies that decrease material inputs, reduce energy consumption, recover valuable by-products, reduce emissions and/or minimise waste disposal problems.
There are many specialized environment professions, such as environmental technicians and researchers, specialized industrial engineers and consultants, etc. There are also interesting career opportunities for nature lovers, especially those considering dedicating their professional life to the field.
Although these jobs are often thought to be reserved solely for university graduates with experience in environmental science, there are also a good many job opportunities in the field that instead require training in project management, human resources, marketing, sales and other areas.