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Environmental Scientist

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Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or public health. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

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45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

513-529-3831

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

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Related Job Titles

Environmental Analyst, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Programs Specialist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Specialist, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Research Environmental Scientist

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 19-2041.00

O*NET Summary
  • $73,230 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 8,900 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • Over 8% Projected growth (much faster than average)

    2019-2029

What you Need to Know

  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — ADMS pollution modeling software; Laboratory information management system LIMS; Lakes Environmental EcoRisk View; Wolfel IMMI
  • Compliance software — Ecotech WinAQMS; Emissions tracking software; Material safety data sheet MSDS software; MIRS Compliance
  • Data base user interface and query software — Chemical management tracking software; EarthSoft EQuIS Geology; Structured query language SQL; Waters eLab Notebook
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software; RockWare ArcMap
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint

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