Career Options

A degree in Environmental Science can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities! Listed below are just some of the many career options:

  • Air Quality Technician
  • Climatologist
  • Field Technician
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Health And Safety Inspector
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Food Safety Coordinator
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Hazardous Waste Management Officer
  • Interpretive Park Naturalist
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Scientific Journalist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Water Quality Controller 

To get an idea of some of the many things you can do, see “What Can A Degree In Environmental Science Lead To?”  This handout is intended to stimulate your curiosity on potential career titles, workplace settings and resources available. However, it is not to replace research, self awareness, or in-depth thought into your career planning process.

Take a look at the Environmental Careers Organization's Environmental Science Career Profile.