Environmental Science Jobs

Environmental Science Jobs Overview

Environmental science encompasses a broad range of studies, including the earth's geologic processes, air, water, soil and ecosystems. Scientists often specialize in one area, like ecology, hydrology, wildlife conservation or other life science sectors. Some scientists conduct field studies, and those that prefer research positions spend considerable time in the laboratory making observations and collecting samples.

Environmental Scientists perform a wide variety of tasks. They determine data collection methods, analyze samples, and collect environmental data from air, water, food and other matter for analysis. They also provide advice about potential environmental hazards and perform environmental risk assessments on new construction projects. Environmental Science Jobs are most often found in government agencies, universities, private industry and non-profit conservation groups.

Environmental Science Education Requirements

The minimum education requirement for an entry-level job is a Bachelor's Degree of Environmental Science or related field such as biology, chemistry, geosciences or physics. For those who hope to advance within this field should obtain a master’s degree. Careers in basic research or academia will usually require a doctoral degree.

Environmental Science Job Market

The projected growth of employment in the environmental science job market is expected to improve by 15 percent from 2012 to 2022. There will likely be growth in private consulting firms that help industry comply with regulations, manage environmental concerns, minimize waste, conserve resources and prevent pollution. However, the majority of Environmental Science Jobs will remain in government, universities and national research facilities.

The heightened awareness and interest of the general public in protecting the environment has played a large part in the demand for environmental science professionals. With so many disciplines to consider, think about whether Hazardous Waste Management or Environmental Research may be an option.

Environmental Science Job Salary

Environmental Scientists encompass many different disciplines. The average salary of an Environmental Scientist is $65,280. The top 10 percent earned $109,970 or more. A more specific breakdown by discipline indicates the average salary of Geoscientists at $79,160. Hydrologists make an average of $71,450, and Atmospheric Scientists, Biological Scientists and Biochemists all earn in the low to mid-$80,000's. The federal government is generally the highest paying employer of Environmental Science professionals.

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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...
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 ...
City of New York, NY New York City, NY, 10008
Job Description The Office of Public Health Engineering (OPHE), through technical monitoring, surveillance and enforcement actions as necessary to ensure that the drinking water, recreational water facilities and sanitary sewage conditions are in full compliance with Federal, State and City Health Code requirements are met to protect the health and safety for all citizens of the City of New York....
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, 90009
All interested candidates MUST submit all required documents with their complete application for consideration....
Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
Adjunct Faculty: BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY, School of Professional Studies Category: Faculty – Mathematics, Elementary Spanish, Biology, Environmental Science/Physical Science, History, and Humanities Posted: 10/31/2014 Application Due: 11/21/2014 Type: Part-Time/Adjunct Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) located in Daytona Beach, Florida is one of three historically black colleges in Florida...
Pfizer Groton, CT
*Org Marketing Statement*All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That’s why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission...
The Branch ISD Career and Technical Education Department is accepting applications for an Environmental and Agricultural Science Program Manager. Applicant must have teaching certificate with vocational certification for Environmental and Agricultural Science or meet qualifications for annual authorization. Please apply by sending a resume by December 9, 2014, to: Mike Hoffner Branch Area Caree...
Do you have a passion for what you do in education? Do you enjoy mentoring others and coaching people to be successful in your career? Have you considered being an instructor? Apply today! GENERAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR (NATURAL SCIENCE) (PART-TIME) Successful candidate will teach science; minimum bachelor degree in Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or related majors; 1 - 2 year...
The Environmental Engineer performs development and/or follow of programs or projects to ensure compliance with operational, design, regulatory, and Program requirements. Examples include performing work document reviews, engineering evaluations, or analyses to support assigned tasks. The successful candidate will provide subject matter expertise in regulated areas such as environmental, safety, a...
Safety Health and Environmental Specialist (SHE)needed for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Palo Alto, CA. What you'll be doing: - Ability to interpret guidelines, regulations and legislation applicable to safety data sheets (SDS) and product labeling requirements - Knowledge of current regulations impacting SDS requirements worldwide: REACH, CLP, GHS, etc. - Understand the re...
Consulting and remediation firm, is seeking motivated environmental professionals. The ideal candidate is responsible, bright, and energetic; has outstanding communication skills, works independently, is eager to learn new skills, and take on new challenges. Candidates should possess a BS degree in environmental science, geology, engineering or a related discipline, have completed OSHA 40-hour HAZ...
Integral Consulting Inc. (www.integral-corp.com) is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of environmental science and engineering, health, ecology, aquatic sciences, geology and hydrology, atmospheric science and environmental chemistry. We are currently seeking an Entry-Level Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer for our Salt Lake City, UT, of...
The Opportunity Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative and detailed individual for our Environmental Engineer position. If you are looking for an opportunity to support a growing, world-class manufacturing company with multiple manufacturing operations, then this position is for you! This position is located in Pullman, Washington. SEL’s corporate office is l...
Company Confidential Dover, DE, 19904
DELAWARE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST STARTING SALARY $34,514.00 DSWA has a vacancy for an Environmental Scientist in Kent County at our landfill in Felton DE. This position is responsible for the coordination of environmental monitoring and testing activities to include landfill gas systems at DSWA facilities. Work assignments will require knowledge of environmental sciences,...
Job Description: Overview: FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as innovators, to look beyond barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is an S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a...
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...
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...
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM MANAGER Tetra Tech Inc. – Norfolk, VA Area 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...
TTI Environmental, Inc. is an integrated environmental services contractor and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Experienced, certified and licensed professionals work directly with clients to provide sound solutions to environmental challenges. Founded in 1985, TTI services government, industrial, commercial, financial and private clients nationwide and is headquartered in...
Director of Safety Johnson Brothers Liquor Company is seeking a Director of Safety for it’s national operation. The objective for this role is to implement and oversee safety and compliance programs with the goal of an incident-free workplace. The Director of Safety position is responsible for leading the design, implementation, and operation of all safety and workplace regulatory programs for th...

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