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Environmental Scientist
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Environmental scientists protect the environment with their knowledge of the physical existence and history Earth. Research is conducted to identify, resolve and/or avoid, and eliminate hazards to the life and their environments. The median annual earnings for environmental scientists in May 2006 were $56,100.

Post-secondary education is required to become an environmental scientist. Most attain a master's degree. However, a Ph.D. is usually required for jobs pertaining to college teaching or research. One can graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an earth science for some entry-level positions. Unusually, a bachelor’s degree in environmental science is not as frequent but still offers an interdisciplinary approach to the natural science as a whole.

Future Job Outlook:
The expected job outlook for environmental scientist is to increase by 25 percent between the years of 2006 and 2016. Much of this job growth will be due to the continued need to monitor the quality of the Earth's environment and growing concerns there of.

All information was attained from www.bls.gov in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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