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Hazardous Waste Management Specialists

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To advance, hazardous waste management specialists need to be proficient in several aspects of hazardous waste management and able to handle an entire hazardous waste site or group of similar sites. This involves supervising technicians and support personnel, and collaborating with other specialists, engineers, and laboratory chemists, as well as being the party responsible for reporting to regulatory agencies. Other specialists may find positions in public relations fields or higher management levels. Still others may seek further formal education and advance upon attainment of advanced degrees. The field of hazardous waste management is diverse, and after specialists have a few years of work experience, the range of specialties available will become more evident.

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