Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

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Occupation Description

Environmental scientists and specialists, including those working in the health field investigate or research for the end goal of identifying, abating or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect the environment or health of individuals in general. By using their understanding of various scientific disciplines, they may procure, synthesize, study, provide information on, and advise action based on data gained from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water and other sources.

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Required Work Experience


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