What Subjects Should I Study to Become an Environmental Scientist/Specialist?

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What Does an Environmental Scientist/Specialist Do?

Environmental Scientists and Specialists 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.

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How Much Experience is Needed to Become an Environmental Scientist/Specialist?

A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.

  • 69.7% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 26.06% said they needed a Master's Degree.

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What Skills Should an Environmental Scientist/Specialist Have?

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What Tools and Technologies Are Environmental Scientists and Specialists Using to Do Their Job?
Tools

Water velocity flow meters

Water quality testing photometers

Viscosity meters

Technologies

Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

Bentley MicroStation

ESRI ArcGIS software

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