Environmental Scientist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

When the environment is under attack, so is the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil we use to grow our crops. Environmental scientists investigate potential environmental threats and create plans to prevent and fix them. They investigate issues like mysterious frog deformities and death of livestock due to soil contamination. As experts in natural science, they have the responsibility to act both as environmental advisors and advocates to companies and governments.

Also known as: Environmental Analyst, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Programs Specialist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Specialist, Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Research Environmental Scientist
Learning Strategies
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Analyze data to identify and assess threats to the environment
Create plans to prevent and resolve environmental threats
Collect data from air, water and soil samples
Advise various stakeholders and organizations on potential environments hazards
Provide recommendations on how to ensure environmental regulations are being followed
Often work in field, office and lab settings
Meet Bryan
Environmental Scientist
Corteva Agriscience
"I think I've always been kind of a conservationist at heart. I realized that there are certain aspects to farming and just life in general that may or may not have detrimental effects to the environment. And I enjoyed the study of how to keep progressing but minimize the damages that we can do on our natural resources."
B.S. Plant and Soil Science, M.S. Soil Science

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