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Environmental Scientists

Research ways to remove hazards that affect people's health or the environment.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$38.14 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  8.4%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Conduct climatological research.
  • Conduct research of processes in natural or industrial ecosystems.
  • Conduct research on social issues.
  • Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities.
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Job Title Examples:

Environmental Analyst
Environmental Protection Specialist
Environmental Specialist

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