Careers for Global Physical Environment Degree Graduates

Common job titles

  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Chemist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental science and protection technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Environmental specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forester
  • Geoscientist
  • High school teacher
  • Hydrologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Zoologist

Job outlook data

Environmental scientists and specialists held around 94,600 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, will create demand for these professionals.

Most employment growth for environmental scientists and specialists will be at private consulting firms that help clients monitor and manage environmental concerns and comply with regulations. However, many jobs will remain concentrated in at the state and local levels of government and closely related industries. In addition, more businesses are expected to consult with environmental scientists and specialists in the future to help them minimize the impact their operations have on the environment.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of environmental scientists and specialists are:

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


» Get information about Adelphi’s Environmental Studies M.S. Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Environmental Scientists and Specialists.

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