Environmental Science Requirements
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Environmental science incorporates the study of the physical, chemical and biological processes that take place on the Earth, as well as the social, political and cultural processes which impact the planet.
Environmental science degrees challenge students to combine skills and knowledge from a variety of different fields. This could mean exploring aspects of biology, chemistry, physics, geography, Earth and marine sciences, and also social sciences. The idea is to combine multiple perspectives and data sources, to build up a fuller understanding of natural and human environments.
Environmental Science Careers
The career trajectory of people with an Environmental Science degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Environmental Science degrees have experience in is Environmental Technician, followed by Marine Mammal Trainer, Agrologist, Natural Sciences Manager, Soil and Water Conservationist, Industrial Ecologist, Agricultural Inspector, Environmental Restoration Planner, Solar Thermal Installer, and Green Product Marketer.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Marine Mammal Trainer||4.6%||0.0%||1512.3×|
|Natural Sciences Manager||2.1%||0.0%||572.5×|
|Soil and Water Conservationist||1.9%||0.0%||451.1×|
|Environmental Restoration Planner||3.0%||0.0%||442.4×|
|Solar Thermal Installer||2.7%||0.0%||338.5×|
|Green Product Marketer||4.1%||0.0%||336.7×|
Environmental Science Salary
Environmental Science graduates earn on average $36k, putting them in the 45th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$25k|
|Median (average earners)||$36k|
|75th (top earners)||$40k|
Environmental Science Employment
Environmental Science graduates are moderately underemployed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Employment potential|
|Jobs that don't require college||45%|