EASYUNI Ultimate University Guide 2013 Issue 6 - Page 29

CO U R S E S & C A REERS Why this career is for you Are you a lover of nature? Do you have an undying interest in preserving or cleaning up your environment? Then a career in waste management might be for you. A rewarding aspect of this career is that the results of your work are evident in the short term. You certainly do not have to wait for ages to see the effect of a solid waste clean-up. The working environment Your route to a career in waste management The entry requirements for courses in this are listed below as a guide. Remember to check the specific requirements with the institution you wish to apply to before submitting your application. If you are a high school student considering a career as a waste management specialist, you should have strong marks or interests in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English. Like every other regular job, workers usually work 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays. Weekend and overtime work may often be required, as recycling facilities are open seven days a week. This job entails both office and field work, while in some cases a lot of travelling is required, especially when working with some multinational companies. In the