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66 Associates's Degrees Annually
13 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#150 in Popularity (Associate's)
$65,720 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Environmental Control Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other environmental control technologies/technicians graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate Degree 71
Basic Certificate 18
Bachelor’s Degree 4
Undergraduate Certificate 1

What Other Environmental Control Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to other environmental control tech and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other Environmental Control Tech Majors

Other Environmental Control Tech majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Skills for Other Environmental Control Tech Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to other environmental control tech:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Other Environmental Control Tech Majors

As you progress with your other environmental control tech degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Other Environmental Control Major?

People with a other environmental control tech degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Electronics Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Other Environmental Control?

71 Associate's Degrees Annually
32% Percent Women
7% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 68% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other environmental control tech majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 66
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

How Much Do Other Environmental Control Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Other Environmental Control Tech majors often go into careers with median salaries of $65,720. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some degrees associated with other environmental control tech may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for other environmental control tech careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 3.7%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 13.1%
Some College Courses 3.7%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 48.5%
Bachelor’s Degree 28.0%
Master’s Degree 1.9%
Post-Doctoral Training 1.9%

Online Other Environmental Control Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 37 schools offered some type of other environmental control technologies/technicians program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 7 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 21 2
Bachelor’s Degree 1 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 4 0
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Environmental Control Worth It?

The median salary for a other environmental control tech grad is $65,720 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 65% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $516,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other environmental control tech.

Major Number of Grads
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 6,236
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 795
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 365
Hazardous Materials Management & Waste Technology 125

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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