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Career Opportunities with a Major in Environmental Science


Charlotte is an Environmental Scientist with Environmental Systems Analysis, Inc in Annapolis, Md. Charlotte plays a key role in monitoring the effect of new construction on the surrounding environment and making sure developers are meeting federal regulations. This is a great career for someone looking to merge the environment with science!

 

Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.

The Environmental Science major provides students a solid foundation in environmental science plus emphasis areas in water, hazardous materials and biological restoration. There is a great need in the workplace for people who have an Environmental Science background, particularly in conjunction with other areas of expertise.

 

SKILLS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • Ability to organize, analyze and interpret scientific data and apply to the solution of a problem

  • Sound decision-making abilities

  • Proficient in oral and written communications with ability to explain concepts to others

  • Knowledge of environmental history, practices, and trends

  • Problem solving skills

 

POTENTIAL CAREERS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with an Environmental Science major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Environmental Science majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Biological Restoration Expert Cartographer Ecologist
Environmental Engineer Forest Ranger Geographer
Geomorphologist GIS Specialist Housing Developer
Industrial Developer Landscape Architect Military Scientist
Mining Engineer OSHA Instructor Park Service Worker
Resource Manager Satellite Imagery Specialist Site Location Analyst
Site Selection Expert Soil Conservationist Teacher
Terrain Analyst Wastewater Treatment Operator Environmental Health Inspector

 

EMPLOYERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • Colleges/Universities

  • Government Agencies

  • Libraries

  • Environmental Protection Agencies

  • Oil Companies

  • Textbook Publishers

  • Planning Agencies

  • National/State Parks

  • Research Firms

  • Bureau of Land Management

  • Map Companies

  • Travel Agencies

  • Military Branches

 

WEB SITES RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS FIELD

The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.


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