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A Day in an Environmental Technician's Life:
On a typical day an environmental technician's tasks might include:
- Collecting samples of gases, soils, water, industrial wastewater, and asbestos products to conduct tests on pollutant levels and identify sources of pollution.
- Recording test data and preparing reports, summaries, and charts that interpret test results.
- Developing and implementing programs for monitoring of environmental pollution and radiation.
- Discussing test results and analysis with customers.
- Setting up equipment or stations to monitor and collect pollutants from sites, such as smoke stacks, manufacturing plants, or mechanical equipment.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Science Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos115.htm (visited April 27, 2010).
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET Online, Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, on the Internet at http://online.onetcenter.org/link/details/19-4091.00 (visited November 19, 2010).