Careers for Global Human Environment, Business/Environmental Economics Degree Graduates

Common job titles

  • Agricultural and food science technician
  • Biological technician
  • Chemical technician
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental engineering technician
  • Environmental science and protection technician
  • Environmental scientist and specialist
  • Forensic science technician
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technologist and technician
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Occupational health and safety technician
  • Veterinary technologist and technician

Job outlook data

Environmental science and protection technicians held around 36,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of environmental science and protection specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment , as well as and the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth , is are expected to spur demand for environmental science and protection technicians.

Most employment growth for environmental science and protection technicians is projected to be in the industry of management, scientific and technical consulting services. More businesses and governments will call on these firms to help them monitor and manage the environment and comply with regulations.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of environmental science and protection technicians are:

  • Management, scientific and technical consulting services
  • Local government
  • Testing laboratory
  • State government
  • Engineering services


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Environmental Science and Protection Technicians.

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