Research. Advise. Supervise land and nutrient management operations. If that sounds exciting, you may enjoy a career as an environmental scientist and specialist.
Working as an environmental scientist and specialist involves conducting and assessing studies, advising agricultural organizations and predicting outcomes.
A career as an environmental scientist and specialist usually entails:
To work in this field, you need to have a good grasp of earth sciences, microbiology, soil science, mathematics and research best practices. You will be expected to know how to propose, plan, execute, analyse and document research projects.
Environmental scientists earn a median salary of $62,820.
The job forecast for this occupation is positive; the number of jobs is expected to grow by about 10.8% nationally and 16.5% in North Carolina.
Almost all environmental scientist and specialist positions require a bachelor’s degree, and approximately a third require a master’s degree.
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There are many different types of environmental science jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates qualify for:
Research. Advise. Improve processes. Jumpstart your career as an environmental scientist or specialist by applying to a soil science program today.