The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
Industrial Air Pollution Analyst
|Overview:||Air analysts study samples of air in industrial establishments, business and residential settings to determine the quality of the air and the amount and kind of foreign particles or gases in the air. They evaluate methods to screen out pollutants hazardous to people, animals and plants.|
|Duties:||They test air by collecting dust then analyzing the collected particles such as metal, rock, wood and coal dust to assure the air is not harmful to workers' health.
They compare weight of particles with the volume of air passed through dust machines and determine percentage of dust particles per cubic foot using mathematical and chemical formulas.
Analyze gas composition of air collected within or surrounding a factory or production plant to assure the air is not contaminated with harmful products.
They make recommendations for eliminating harmful gases and particles by proposing filters, ventilation or changes in production processes.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Environmental Health/Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment of industrial air pollution analysts is expected to increase faster than average through 2018. Those with graduate degrees should enjoy better prospects than those with only a bachelor’s degree. There will continue to be demand for atmospheric scientists to analyze and monitor the dispersion of pollutants into the air to ensure compliance with Federal environmental regulations.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$36,000 to $40,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A college degree in chemistry or health sciences is the usual educational background required for this occupation. A bachelor's degree or Master's will enhance promotion opportunities. Courses in occupational safety, environmental health, statistics and computer applications will strengthen your credentials.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.