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Environmental Control Technology

204 Master's Degrees Annually
#204 in Popularity (Master's)
$50,160 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Environmental Control Technology Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many environmental control technology graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 204
Graduate Certificate 15

What Environmental Control Technology Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to environmental control tech were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Environmental Control Tech Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in environmental control tech should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Skills for Environmental Control Tech Majors

environmental control tech majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Abilities for Environmental Control Tech Majors

Environmental Control Tech majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

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  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • 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 Environmental Control Technology Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with environmental control tech:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Commercial and Industrial Designers 4.3% $66,590
Electrical Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200
Electronics Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200
Environmental Engineering Technicians 12.4% $50,560
Fuel Cell Technicians 5.2% $63,200
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200
Mechanical Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Environmental Control Technology?

204 Master's Degrees Annually
30% Percent Women
21% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This major tends to be male dominated. About 70% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Environmental Control Tech Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 79
International Students 73
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Environmental Control Tech, too. About 35.8% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • India
  • Saudi Arabia
  • China
  • Nigeria
  • Nepal

How Much Do Environmental Control Technology Majors Make?

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a master’s degree in environmental control tech have a median salary of $95,600 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $83,550 (25th percentile) and $107,650 (75th percentile).

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One thing to note here is that not all of these people may be working in careers related to environmental control tech.

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $47,050 to $65,720 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to environmental control tech. This range includes 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 careers associated with environmental control tech require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. 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 environmental control tech careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 4.4%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 13.8%
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) 23.7%
Some College Courses 8.1%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 20.8%
Bachelor’s Degree 27.0%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 0.5%
Master’s Degree 1.5%
Post-Doctoral Training 0.3%

Online Environmental Control Technology Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 504 schools offered some type of environmental control technology 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) 313 13
Certificate (1-2 years) 254 10
Certificate (2-4 Years) 3 0
Associate’s Degree 352 18
Bachelor’s Degree 5 1
Post-Baccalaureate 313 13
Master’s Degree 19 6
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Environmental Control Technology Worth It?

The median salary for a environmental control tech grad is $50,160 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 26% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $205,200 after 20 years!

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

Major Number of Grads
Industrial Production Technology 14,313
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875
Mechanical Engineering Technology 7,772
Engineering-Related Fields 5,997
Quality Control Technology 4,315
General Engineering Technology 4,212
Computer Engineering Technology 4,180
Construction Engineering Technology 3,824
Engineering Technology (Other) 1,786
Architectural Engineering Technology 1,362
Engineering-Related Technologies 840
Nuclear Engineering Technology 388
Nanotechnology 123

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