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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. Please review the FENV Career Action Toolkit for career service resources, job search sites, and other job-related resources. 

  • 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 

For more information and resources on careers for Environmental Science students visit SFU's Career Services your one-stop shop for career information. Career Advisors are available to help you no matter what stage of planning you are in, from exploring your career options, work search strategies, to practicing for an interview. SFU Career Services can also help you create a competitive resume and cover letter. 

To get an idea of some of the many things you can do, see “What Can A Degree In Environmental Science Lead To?” This webpage 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.

CO-OPerative education

Our students can further enhance their skills, gain paid, relevant experience and discover new passions, all while completing their degree via Co-operative Education. Co-op allows our students to translate their classroom and field-related knowledge into workplace experience and graduate with a year's worth of professional experience.