many careers available to those with an environmental science background.
Some are clearly identified as environmental and others have
titles that are related (such as biological, behavioral, or physical scientists,
or engineers). All of these have in common the activity of understanding
our environment, to prevent pollution or mediate pollution effects or
to educate others about environmental issues.
Those related more specifically to pollution control include: air and water quality, sampling and analytical laboratories, engineering services and problem resolution, environmental consulting and problem identification, environmental site assessment and remediation, hazardous waste disposal and transportation, pollution control and safety protective equipment, soil remediation, environmental planning and design, solid or hazardous waste management, resource recovery or recycling, environmental economics, training, and regulatory management or enforcement.
Some titles that are typical for these jobs are:
Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Industrial Hygienist or Health Physicist or Environmental Health Specialist, Earth Scientist, Ecologist, Forester, Environmental Chemist, Environmental Microbiologist, Meteorologist, Soil Scientist, Environmental Lawyer, and Natural Resources Manager.
can be categorized into four major areas:
Education and training. university or college. Further specializations may be combined with environmental science. The range of activities include public/private schools and universities, public and private training institutes, and non-profit institutes.
Government. Federal, state, and local for environmental, natural resource, or health agencies, including developing risk assessments, policy analysis, regulatory development and enforcement, and basic scientific studies.Industry/Business.
Developing environmental technology products, serving as internal environmental control officers or consultants, or supplying specific business services to identify or solve environmental problems.Consulting.
Opportunities exist for environmental science graduates to participate in the solution of a wide range of technical problems with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers
Other career opportunities are included in the specific Focal Areas.