VIEW ALL CAREERSview all careersPRINTprint

Bioenvironmental Engineering


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


high school graduategeneralenlistedhealth & medicinenatural scienceengineering & applied scienceelectronics & electrics

Related Air Force Careers

Other Things to Explore

Bioenvironmental Engineering

Career Description

The mission of the Air Force requires Airmen to work in a vast range of facilities and environments from machine shops to nuclear missile silos. Bioenvironmental Engineering specialists ensure that Airmen are safe wherever they work by evaluating workplace hazards as varied as extreme noise and radiation exposure. You'll also ensure that biological and nuclear waste are handled and disposed of properly. At the end of the day, your job will be to promote the health and well-being of all Air Force personnel.

Career Tasks

  • Survey and evaluate community and industrial workplace environments and recommend controls to keep environmental and occupational exposures within acceptable limits
  • Proficient use of specialized survey instruments and equipment to collect samples and evaluate hazards that may exist in the workplace, such as exposure to toxic chemicals or intense noise
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of controls such as industrial ventilation systems and personal protective equipment
  • Operate radiation-measuring instruments and conduct surveys of facilities, equipment and operations to ensure that the use and disposal of radioactive material comply with environmental safety and health standards
  • Perform medical readiness surveys to identify chemical, biological and radiological agents and provide advice on decontamination and protection procedures for medical personnel, patients, equipment and facilities

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Health and Medicine
  • Science
  • Electronics
  • Engineering


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Bioenvironmental Engineering technical training:

School location: Wright-Patterson AFB [OH]

Length of course: 68 days

College degree earned: Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology

College credits earned: varies