Environmental Consulting – A Sizzling Career Path

Most fields of consulting (internet marketing, healthcare, energy, HR, business, etc.) are very competitive these days as more and more people are sinking their teeth into this endeavor. If you don’t want to go against a lot of consultants particularly the big dogs, I recommend that you consider environmental consulting.

This is a relatively new career in the world of business and there are only few people who are into it. As the demand for environmental consultants is soaring high and with the supply relatively scarce, you can definitely make hundreds or even thousands of dollars per project.

As an environmental consultant, you will be expected to offer expert advice as to how organizations can cut back on energy consumption or possibly, suggest using natural energy resources. You may also be called in to share your ideas about waste reduction, wildlife preservation, natural resource management, air and water pollution, and land contamination.

To start a career in environmental consulting, you need to have a degree in geology, engineering, or any related field. If you have advanced degree on the fields that I mentioned, this will put you ahead of your competitors. As a consultant, you are expected to be comfortable in communicating with upper level executives and with the big bosses or decision-makers within the organizations.

Aside from education, you also need hands-on experience and proven track record in this field to convince the big dogs to trust you with their projects. In addition, you must be a very good researcher, a problem-solver, and you must be very analytical.