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Environmental engineering, the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting people from the effects of adverse environmental effects, such as pollution, as well as improving environmental quality, is a career with amazing possibilities! But where should you head to if you want to follow this career?

After analyzing the Civil, Environmental and Construction Industry job posting data from for 2023,  we are now able to show you the hottest places with the highest demand for environmental engineering jobs.

There is significant demand for environmental engineers in the U.S., as shown in the map below. In total, 819 environmental engineering jobs were posted in the US out of a total of 12,530 posted throughout the year. Env. Engs are sought throughout the country, and especially on the West Coast, as well as in New York. As with a lot of CEE subdisciplines, the best place for an environmental engineer to look for a job for 2023 is California, with 15.98% of all environmental jobs posted!

New York is a distant second with 7.41%, followed by Washington and Texas having both 5.23%. In 5th place, Florida has 4.65% of the jobs, followed by Virginia with 4.36% and Colorado with 4.14%. Pennsylvania and North Carolina are coming next with 3.99%, and the top ten ends with New Jersey at 3.34%.    

You can review the overall results for the entire CEE sector here.