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Bioenvironmental Engineer


Minimum Education Requirement:
bachelor of science in engineering from an ABET-accredited institution.


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Bioenvironmental Engineer

Career Description

From the launchpads of Cape Canaveral in Florida to the chilly surroundings of Thule Air Base in Greenland, Airmen work in a wide range of environments. Whatever the environment, it's the task of Bioenvironmental Engineers to ensure every work area is a safe one. Blending engineering and preventive medicine, Bioenvironmental Engineers identify and evaluate potential hazards and develop plans and programs to prevent injuries and illnesses. The key areas Bioenvironmental Engineers focus their time on are industrial hygiene, occupational health, radiological health and environmental protection.

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Career Tasks

  • Ensure safe and healthy workplace for Airmen
  • Provide information for commanders to make important decisions involving weapons systems and associated processes; facilities; and chemical, biological and radiological issues
  • Apply engineering and scientific knowledge
  • Daily duties could include health risk assessments; chemical, biological and radiological identification and control; and modernizing health facilities

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.