Environmental scientists study plants, animals and microorganisms in the context of their environment or ecosystem, and provide advice about how to avoid or reduce harmful effects from human activities. They may also be involved in projects to restore habitats such as forests, wetlands and waterways.
Environmental scientists are employed by:
As sectors such as mining and dairy farming grow rapidly, more environmental scientists are needed to investigate and reduce the environmental impacts of these industries. Your chances of getting a job as an environmental scientist are reasonably good, although competition for research roles can be fierce.
Environmental scientists generally earn:
Key tertiary qualifications include:
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