Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists use their knowledge of natural science to help protect the environment and human life. 

They are responsible for several things such as collecting and analyzing samples of soil, air, and water to conduct tests in the lab. 

Career Details

Environmental scientists often analyze water and soil for pollution caused by industry and agriculture. They are also responsible for developing a plan of action and creating budgets for projects, and they assist in the performance of an audit. Environmental scientists study the impact humans have on the environment. They help identify ways to control and manage the negative effects of air pollution.

Environmental scientists do not need to have work experience, they need only their bachelor’s degree.

Skills required for this career:
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good teamwork skills
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Life and Environmental Sciences 
  • Bachelor in Environmental and Geographical Science
  • B.Sc. Geological Sciences
  • Bachelor in Nature Conservation 
  • B.Sc. Ecology
  • Government departments 
  • Consulting companies 
  • Local authorities 
  • Environmental protection agencies 
  • Environmental monitoring agencies
  • Nature conservation organizations