Environmental Science Jobs

Environmental Science Job Overview

Environmental science employees are responsible for a wide array of tasks that require knowledge in natural sciences. This includes protecting the environment and human health, cleaning polluted areas, advising policy makers, planning environmental conservation, and working with companies to reduce waste. Work is conducted in either an office or a laboratory depending on the nature of the job. Specialized candidates, such as domestic green engineers, help develop streamlined systems to achieve these goals. Daily environmental science tasks might include:
  • Laboratory and field testing for pollution
  • Working with government agencies
  • Monitoring projects in the field
  • Managing areas of public land
  • Coordinating various projects
  • Supervising the work of scientists, such as botanists and chemists

Environmental Science Job Education Requirements

Because environmental science jobs cover a wide spectrum of occupations, the education requirements vary dramatically. For lower-end positions such as an environmental technician, you only need an associate's degree, while positions such as a project manager or an environmental engineer would need a bachelor's degree, with a strong preference towards a master's degree. Job experience can also play a pivotal role in finding employment, as some of these jobs require management or supervisory experience.

Many environmental science jobs may also require state licenses depending on where the work is taking place. Other certifications may be required, such as the Professional Engineering (PE) exam along with a degree from an accredited university.

Environmental Science Job Market

The demand by employers for people who work in sustainability has skyrocketed in the past decade with growth over the next 10 years projected at 15 percent to 19 percent, which is well above the national average of 11%. Finding a job is possible just about anywhere in the country, as the federal government has enacted higher environmental standards in recent years that affect every layer of the infrastructure. In particular, oil rich areas of the country are searching for environmental science employees to find creative ways to reduce pollution in the surrounding area.

Environmental Science Job Salary Information

The monetary compensation for environmental science jobs is diverse. Jobs requiring associate's degrees, such as forest conservationists, make $33,920 on average, while highly specialized jobs such as geologists can make over $90,000 a year. Employees that gain relevant work experience in the field can easily increase their income, with master's degrees recipients usually making a six-figure salary within a few years of being on the job.
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Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: Must have minimum of 3 years work experience and Bachelors or MS Degree with 15-18 semester Bachelor/Masters level credits in the subject taught. A certificate, diploma or degree at the ...
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than 14,000 employees, 350 offices ...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide updated and fully prepared instruction to students, actively engage in retention activities and manage the classroom/lab activities. FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBIL...
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, 90009
All interested candidates MUST submit all required documents with their complete application for consideration....
Environmental Engineer, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering $57,129.00 - $82,737.00 42-09 28th Street, L.I.C New York Job Description The Office of Public Health Engineering (PHE) is responsible for conducting special inspections and investigations in difficult or unusual circumstances, such as water borne disease, outbreaks, drowning investigations and sewer main water breaks. Th...
The Texas A&M University System Commerce, TX
Salary : Commensurate Pay Basis : Per Semester Job/NOV Number : F00052FY14 Security Sensitive Position : Yes Primary Duties: The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences seeks to establish a pool of qualified applicants for future, part-time adjunct faculty appointments. The appointments are for one semester and positions are open until filled. Occasional Duties: Required...
The Texas A&M University System Commerce, TX
Salary : $35,000 Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : F00098FY14 Security Sensitive Position : Yes Primary Duties: This position requires an expertise in cellular, molecular/developmental biology, tissue culture and microscopy. The job will involve the culture and maintenance of stem cell lines in order to direct their differentiation into myocardial cells which will be used in exper...
The Texas A&M University System Commerce, TX
Salary : Commensurate Pay Basis : Per Semester Job/NOV Number : F00046FY13 Security Sensitive Position : Yes Primary Duties: The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences seeks to establish a pool of qualified applicants for future, part-time adjunct faculty appointments. The appointments are for one semester and positions are open until filled. Occasional Duties: Required...
Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT: Integrated Environmental Science, School of Science, Engineering & Mathematics PAY BENEFITS AND WORK SCHEDULE: Salary is according to the Faculty Salary Schedule REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Resume, Cover Letter and Transcripts showing applicant's name and date degree was conferred RESPONSIBILITIES: Bethune-Cookman is seeking tal...
University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA, 70130
POSITION TITLE: Post Doctoral Researcher POSITION #: 6370 DEPARTMENT: Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences POSITION SUMMARY: Seeking Post-Doctoral Researcher with experience in hydrodynamics and sediment transport modeling RESPONSIBILITIES: To further develop existing numerical models to simulate hydrodynamics and transport in riverine, estuarine and coastal ocean basins. Dev...
Des Moines Area Community College Des Moines, IA, 50301
Temporary, part-time instructor for Fall Semester 2014 and Spring Semester 2015. Various Environmental Science courses, days and times to be determined....
East San Gabriel Valley ROP/TC West Covina, CA, 91793
California Designated Subjects or other State Teaching Credential with proper authorization to teach career technical classes in environmental science. The initial Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education can be obtained based on professional work experience in the applicable industry sector. For credential requirements go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/adult-voc-ed....
Career Education Corporation Orlando, FL
Job Description Responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for at-risk students. Teach assigned courses Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons. Note preparation time will vary based on instructor e...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE, 68501
Teaching (75 %). Teach undergraduate and graduate level ALEC courses in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication (AESC), with a specific focus on strategic communication. Emphasis will be on the theoretical and practical aspects of strategic communication including, but not limited to, social media monitoring, public understanding of science, risk communication, issue analysis, messag...
Career Education Corporation Patchogue, NY
Job Description Responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for at-risk students. Teach assigned courses Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons. Note preparation time will vary based on instructor e...
Alcoa Inc. Alcoa Center, PA
Position DescriptionAlcoa has set very challenging environment, health, and safety (EHS) related sustainable development goals as well as commercialization of Alcoa’s homegrown technology in the area of water treatment and process residuals management. In this regard, the main role of the Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology (ESST) senior engineer is to serve as the principal technical a...
Alcoa Inc. Alcoa Center, PA
Position DescriptionAlcoa has set a very challenging environment, health, and safety (EHS) related sustainable development goals, which includes beneficial use of Alcoa’s process by-product, i.e., bauxite residue. In this regard, the main role of the Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology (ESST) Project Leader is to serve as the principal technical and program management lead for strategic...
Lockheed Martin Clarksburg, PA
The selected candidate can work in either the Clarksburg, WV, White Hall, WV or Pittsburgh, PA work locations. Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. Lockheed Martin has a history of taking on large ch...
Lockheed Martin Clarksburg, PA
Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location preference on your...
Lockheed Martin Clarksburg, PA
Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location preference on your...

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