Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

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Occupation Description

Environmental science and protection technicians including those in the health field implement laboratory and field trials to monitor the environment and examine sources of pollution, together with those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. They often gather samples of gases, soil, water, and other resources for analysis.

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Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates in Environmental Engineering

Required Work Experience


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