Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Median Annual Wage: $66,250
Education: Bachelor's degree (70%); Master's degree (26%); Professional degree (2%)
Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Related Job Titles: Environmental Specialist; Environmental Analyst; Environmental Scientist; Environmental Protection Specialist; Hazardous Substances Scientist; Environmental Health and Safety Specialist; Research Environmental Scientist; Environmental Programs Specialist; Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS); Senior Environmental Scientist
Review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements.
Collect, synthesize, analyze, manage, and report environmental data, such as pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring measurements, meteorological or mineralogical information, or soil or water samples.
Communicate scientific or technical information to the public, organizations, or internal audiences through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, training sessions, or public hearings.
Provide advice on proper standards and regulations or the development of policies, strategies, or codes of practice for environmental management.
Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data.
Conduct environmental audits or inspections or investigations of violations.
Monitor effects of pollution or land degradation and recommend means of prevention or control.
Design or direct studies to obtain technical environmental information about planned projects.