Environmental scientists study the effects of humans, industry, production, and other sources of pollution on nature and the environment. Many of these professionals also do advocacy work, trying to curb as much environmental damage to nature, wildlife, and people as possible. Many students are drawn to this field of science because they genuinely want to maintain and improve the environment. Individuals in the environmental science profession work to find new ways to conserve and to improve the ways we use energy and natural resources.
Environmental public relations
Travel and Tourism
Zoos and aquariums
|Bureau of Land Mgmt||Food & Drug Admin.||Natural Resources Conservation Svc|
|Bureau of Reclamation||Federal/state/local parks||Soil & Water Conservation Districts|
|Forest Service||OSHA||State/county environmental agencies|
|Dept of Interior||Public Health Service||Federal Environmental Protection Agency|
|Peace Corps||State/county health depts||Federal/state Fish and Wildlife depts.|
|Vista||National Science Foundation|
- Take related courses in physical science, chemistry, mathematics, hazardous-waste, soil science, aquatics, geology, hydrogeology, oceanography.
- Develop your computer skills and gain business knowledge by taking courses in business, finance, marketing or economics
- Pushing yourself to take writing and public speaking classes to develop your oral and written communication skills and build the confidence needed to communicate professionally.
- Be aware of current environmental issues including policy, conservation, and industry trends
- Stay current on technology used in natural resource management including software, geographical information and global positioning systems.
- Participate in undergraduate research programs
- Seek experience through internships and part-time jobs along with participation in related clubs, student and professional organizations, and volunteering.
- Be aware of certification programs in your area of interest and become familiar with the federal job application procedure.