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Environmental scientists study things like pollution, air quality and water quality. Their job is to make sure there aren’t any hazardous things in the air that could adversely affect public health. They also try to limit the damage humans do to the environment and animals. They have to do lots of research and analyse data and figure out what that indicates about the current state of the environment and its future. They then write up their conclusions and present it to others in the field.
The environmental science industry is a diverse one, and some environmental scientists will focus on particular issues. Some scientists will focus entirely on environmental changes and analysis, while others may be more concerned with animal welfare or public health. Often, projects will involve considering these issues together.
The great thing about environmental science is that it’s an industry where you can select the kind of work you want to do. Some positions will involve a lot of field work in one location, meaning you’ll really get to know that area in particular. Others might involve travelling around the world! And if you don’t fancy being outside all the time, some are mostly desk or laboratory based.
You’ll get to solve important problems for the world and make the world cleaner, nicer and safer. If you have a real passion for helping the planet, animals or nature, then environmental science will be a great fit for you.
Most likely, you’re going to need a scientific degree for this field, and for more advanced positions you’re likely to need a master’s or PhD.