Environmental Sciences

A degree in environmental science can be used in a number of careers designed to preserve and protect the environment. From research and development toward new green technology, to working as a wildlife biologist, an environmental science studies program will prepare candidates for a variety of jobs.

Roughly 90,000 people are employed as environmental scientists and specialists, with 22 percent of those working for state government. Another 21 percent are employed in the management, scientific and technical consulting services business.

Demand is expected to increase for environmental scientists and specialists by 15 percent over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary for those who possess a degree in environmental science is $63,570.

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