What I liked
The people in the health department are awesome, and the field experience will be integral to my success in the future. During this job, I tested Mississippi River water quality, did Erosion Control, Air Quality, Noise Pollution, and Land Pollution Inspections. I also got certifications in Defensive Driving (which may lower insurance costs), HAZMAT, and more. The best part of this experience, however, was the Networking opportunity this offered. This position allows access with contractors, politicians, local government department heads, scientists, diverse communities, among many others.