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Environmental Sciences Careers

A scientist examining some foliage on a petri dishThe U.S. Department of Labor projects significant growth in selected food, renewable energy, and environmental jobs through 2018. Read more >>>

  • Projected growth 22.1% in state of Minnesota for entry-level positions
  • 704 openings between 2006 and 2016 specifically for environmental science
  • 10,789 openings between 2006 and 2016 in the life sciences
  • 202 openings in soil and plant sciences, all of which our graduates would be qualified for among others


Graduates would be prepared for a broad range of positions:

  • Environmental protection specialist
  • Environmental coordinator
  • Physical scientist (environmental)
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Water quality manager
  • Environmental research associate
  • Environmental laboratory and field technician
  • Environmental specialist
  • Environmental program manager
  • Project biologist/environmental specialist
  • Environmental health and safety specialist
  • Environmental, occupational, and safety officer
  • Environmental project manager
  • Geologist/environmental scientist
  • Environmental professional
  • Consultant
  • Emergency manager/environmental professional
  • Geologist/engineer/environmental specialist
  • Risk assessor/environmental restorer
  • Environmental educator
  • Project manager
  • Scientist at agrichemical or pharmaceutical development company
  • Ecotoxicologist
  • Aquatic scientist
  • Storm water specialist
  • Forest carbon specialist
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Specialist

For more job possibilities check out Green Careers Guide.


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