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What you can do with this Major

As industries begin to recognize their responsibility to help create and maintain a sustainable environment, they create positions dealing with waste management, pollution reduction, and other environmental responsibilities. Many UW-Green Bay Environmental Science graduates go on to advanced study in Environmental Science or scientific disciplines. Use the following as an idea list, and remember that they represent some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider in Environmental Science.

The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for Environmental Science majors:

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Air and Water Quality Manager
  • Air Pollution Analyst
  • Author
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist
  • City Planner
  • Civil Engineer
  • Conservation Agent
  • Conservation Systems Analyst
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Environmental Nurse
  • Environmental Physician
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Scientist
  • EPA Inspector
  • Forest Ranger
  • Forester
  • Fund Raiser
  • Geographer
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Journalist
  • Management Consultant
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist/Wastewater Plant Operator
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Oceanographer
  • Outdoor Trip Leader
  • Park Ranger
  • Photographer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Health Veterinarian
  • Range Manager
  • Resource Economist
  • Seismologist
  • Soil Conservation Technician
  • Teacher
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Zoologist

The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ Environmental Science graduates:
Careers can be found in both the public and private sectors. Opportunities in the Public Sector include local government agencies, state government agencies, federal government agencies, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Services, National Park Service, National Forest Service, Food and Drug Administration.

Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook for these occupations? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Also check out these books! Information about careers and placement services can be found in "The Environmental Careers Organization's- Environmental Careers in the 21st Century" (1999); and David J. Warner's "Environmental Careers: A Practical Guide to Opportunities in the 1990s" (1992).