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Environmental scientists

Environmental scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

What do environmental scientists do?

  • study and analyse animal and plant life, pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
  • evaluate habitat, wildlife and fisheries needs, and formulate short- and long-term management goals and objectives
  • implement policies and organise activities to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage, control pollution and rehabilitate damaged sites
  • carry out environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
  • inventory plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance
  • propose solutions to address negative environmental impact

Low

projected job openings

$78-$91k

qualified full-time wage

71%

employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started