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Careers for Environmental Studies MS Degree Graduates

Common job titles

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

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 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 science and protection technicians are:

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


» Get information about Adelphi’s Environmental Studies MS Degree Program

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

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