As an environmental professional you'll have a lot of career choices. You will often work in a team as a field technologist involved in activities ranging through:
  • soil and plant sampling
  • supervising or actively reclaiming and re-vegetating sites
  • conducting site inspections and site assessments
  • sampling of drilling fluid from rigs
  • writing reports

You'll find jobs with environmental agencies and consultants in the oil and gas sector, mining, agriculture, and forestry sectors, as well as government. Flexibility in this career allows you to work for yourself or for small and large companies, government and agencies.

Careers include:
  • environmental consultant
  • reclamation field supervisor
  • environmental technician
  • drilling waste consultant
  • soil technician
Salary potential The average, career-related starting wage for Lakeland Environmental Science Diploma graduates is $55,786. The Alberta Wage and Salary Survey reports that environmental industry wages start at $44,800, and average $87,600.

Employers hire Lakeland Grads
  • 94% of employers would hire a Lakeland grad again
  • 100% of employers would recommend Lakeland grads to other employers
  • 97.1% of employers are satisfied with the quality of Lakeland College grads
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Employer Survey conducted by insightrix
What our Alumni say
92 % are grads are happy in their jobs. Their satisfaction goes up if the job is related to their program
Source: 2016 Lakeland College Graduate Survey of Class of 2014. Conducted by insightrix

Other opportunities

Graduates of this program qualify for membership in the Alberta Institute of Agrologists and are eligible to article as a Registered Technologists in Agrology [RT(Ag)]

ECO Canada logo ECO Canada Certification
This program provides preparation for you to become an Environmental Professional (EP) with ECO Canada.
As a diploma graduate you are eligible to apply to be an Environmental Professional in Training (Ept) and can upgrade to an EP after you have completed 5 years of relevant experience.