Graduates of EA can practice in governmental, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or private sector organizations. There they can work in environmental technology, watershed management coordination, environmental investigation, environmental assessment and compliance, pollution prevention, or as a reclamation technologist. Many EA graduates work for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. EA graduates can also work in corporate greening, the development of environmental management systems, integrated environmental management, or recycling co-ordination.
Those that choose to remain in academia can teach EA, ecology, and environmental science at the post-secondary level while doing environmental research and site assessment at the same time. Those with an additional education degree can teach high school biology, chemistry, geography, and ecology.
A degree in EA can serve as a solid foundation for education in business management, environmental law, medicine, or environmental engineering.