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19-2041.00 - 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Environmental Analyst, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Programs Specialist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Specialist, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Research Environmental Scientist, Senior Environmental Scientist

Also see: Climate Change Analysts, Environmental Restoration Planners, Industrial Ecologists

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Provide scientific or technical guidance, support, coordination, or oversight to governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Communicate scientific or technical information to the public, organizations, or internal audiences through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, training sessions, or public hearings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide advice on proper standards and regulations or the development of policies, strategies, or codes of practice for environmental management. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct environmental audits or inspections or investigations of violations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor effects of pollution or land degradation and recommend means of prevention or control. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design or direct studies to obtain technical environmental information about planned projects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance and to interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop the technical portions of legal documents, administrative orders, or consent decrees. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate violations or problems discovered during inspections to determine appropriate regulatory actions or to provide advice on the development and prosecution of regulatory cases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop methods to minimize the impact of production processes on the environment, based on the study and assessment of industrial production, environmental legislation, and physical, biological, and social environments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine data collection methods to be employed in research projects or surveys. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Process and review environmental permits, licenses, or related materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise or train students, environmental technologists, technicians, or other related staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan or develop research models, using knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate and report on accidents affecting the environment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct applied research on environmental topics, such as waste control or treatment or pollution abatement methods. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor environmental impacts of development activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Research sources of pollution to determine their effects on the environment and to develop theories or methods of pollution abatement or control. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air samplers or collectors — Air quality dataloggers; Atmospheric deposition collectors; Lead air sampling kits; Mercury monitors (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — All terrain vehicles ATV See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anemometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Coliwasas — Liquid samplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Colorimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Combustible or hazardous gas detectors for power generators — Combustible gas monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dosimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electromagnetic field meters — Electromagnetic field EMF meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Explosimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors — Closed pipe Doppler water flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flowmeters — Fiberglass metering manholes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas chromatographs — Gas chromatographs GC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat stress monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ion analyzers — HNu photoionization detectors PID; Photoionization detectors PID See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ionization chambers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory bailers — Bailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Leak testing equipment — Smoke generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid scintillation counters — Scintillation counters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Logging instruments for water wells — Depth meters; Submersible water data loggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mainframe computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mass spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multi gas monitors — Chlorine dioxide meters; Gas spillage detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nephelometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oil content monitors analyzers — Oil water interface meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Open stream current meters — Water velocity flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ozone analyzers — Ozone meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers — Pocket personal computers PC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photometers — Water quality testing photometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Precipitation or evaporation recorders — Evaporation gauge sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Psychrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radiation detectors — Analog survey meters; Digital survey meters; Field radiological measuring devices; Scintillation probes (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radon detectors — Radon monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Recreational motorboats — Airboats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sample preparation bombs — Bomb samplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Single gas monitors — Ammonia meters; Carbon monoxide meters; Chlorine meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil core sampling apparatus — Bottom dredge samplers; Core samplers; Hand held augers; Soil probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil testing kits — Soil analysis kits; Soil gas sampling systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter — Noise dosimeters; Sound level meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrometers — Aerosol spectrometers; Multichannel analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrophotometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature transmitters — Air/soil temperature sensors; Fuel temperature sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Toxicology test kits or supplies — Toxic mold test kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Turbidimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Viscosimeters — Viscosity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water analyzers — Coliform testing systems; Comparator water test kits; Drop count industrial water test kits; Multiparameter water quality instruments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water samplers — Automatic samplers; Groundwater monitoring systems; Lead water sampling kits; Rain water samplers (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — ADMS pollution modeling software *; Lakes Environmental EcoRisk View; TANKS *; Wolfel IMMI (see all 20 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Compliance software — Ecotech WinAQMS; Emissions tracking software; Material safety data sheet MSDS software; MIRS Compliance See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software; Bentley MicroStation See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — EarthSoft EQuIS Geology; Smart Data Solutions RS Solutions; Tucows ChemBase; Waters eLab Notebook (see all 13 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — Microsoft Visual Basic See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite; Graphics software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Golden Software Surfer; RockWare ArcMap (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — C++; Sun Microsystems Java See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Provide technical information or assistance to public. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess compliance with environmental laws. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop theories or models of physical phenomena. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop plans to manage natural or renewable resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on matters of public policy. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan environmental research. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Research impacts of environmental conservation initiatives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others about environmental management or conservation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise trainees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare research or technical reports on environmental issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop environmental sustainability plans or projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct technical activities or operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Compile environmental or climatological data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review environmental permits, plans, or reports. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop sustainable industrial or development methods. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 89% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 63% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 62% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 62% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 54% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 70% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 64% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 45% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 38% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 66% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 39% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 49% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 35% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 54% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 64% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 29% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 40% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
70   Bachelor's degree
26   Master's degree
2   Professional degree Help

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Environmental Science — Environmental Science; Environmental Studies

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IRC

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $31.85 hourly, $66,250 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 90,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 39,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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