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Biologist, Environmental Health Scientist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

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

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$68,810 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsSome environmental scientists and geoscientists spend the majority of their time in an office, but many others divide their time between fieldwork and office or laboratory work.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsMathematics, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Science

AbilitiesProblem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Mathematical Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression