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Graduate Degree in Environmental Sciences

What Can You Do With An Graduate Degree in Environmental Sciences?

Information and Options for Environmental Studies


Environmental Science Related Skills

  • Collecting & Examining Data
  • Use of GIS/Mapping
  • Handling Laboratory Equipment
  • Natural and Social Sciences Literacy
  • Apply Logic to Problems
  • Organizational Skills
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Summarize Research Findings
  • Utilizing Formulas
  • Evaluate Data and Results
  • Interpret Environmental Realities
  • Identify Environmental Problems
  • Environmental Problem Solving
  • Analyze Environmental Problems
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Manage Environmental Problems
  • Environmental Policy/Government
  • Presentation & Public Speaking
  • Synthesizing Information
  • Compare and Contrast Evidence
  • Perform Research
  • Writing Reports and Proposals

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Related Career Titles

  • Environmental Planner Assistant
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • GIS Specialist
  • Land Use Specialist
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Recycling Director
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Wildlife Manager
  • EPA Inspector
  • Professor
  • Conservation Auditor
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Conservation Agent
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Resource Management Specialist
  • Restoration Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Waste Water Manager
  • Community Action Coordinator
  • Conservationist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Land Use and Urban Planner
  • Air Quality Manager

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Employers of Environmental Science Majors

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Conservation Agencies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Parks and Recreational Areas
  • Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Planning Commissions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Public Policy Think Tanks
  • Travel and Tourism Agencies
  • World Health Organizations
  • City and County Health Departments

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Job Posting Sites

  • Eco Employee list employers of environmental professionals by State
  • Eco Jobs is great environmental job search engine
  • Environmental Career connects Environmentalist with diverse career opportunities
  • iHire Environmental is great job database for Environmental Professionals
  • Idealist is the world’s best place to find nonprofit jobs and internships
  • UIS CareerConnect the UIS Career Development Center’s job posting site

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