What does an Environmental Scientist do?

An environmental scientist is responsible for conducting tests to determine the effects of human activity on the environment. They are responsible for blowing the whistle whenever there is a serious issue. A few of the main duties of an environmental scientist are collecting data for tests, developing a plan of action, creating budgets for projects, and assisting in the performance of an audit. They also have to create reports about the health of the environment. Some of the jobs titles that an environmental scientist could grow into are head environmental scientist and chief scientific officer.

An environmental scientist does not need work experience but should have a bachelor's degree in environmental science. One of the most important skills that an environmental scientist will have is critical thinking. Another skill is problem solving as the environmental scientist will need to be able to solve an environmental area's issues.

  • Collecting data from reliable sources
  • Creating budgets for projects
  • Creating plans to fix an area's problems
  • Interpret data to find issues
  • Create scientific reports and presentations
  • Conduct tests in the lab with samples from the environment
  • Audit companies that are not in compliance with regulations
  • Create models of the environment
  • No experience needed
  • Master's or PhD preferred
  • Ability to analyze data and come to conclusions
  • Deep knowledge of environmental regulations
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of different lab tests
  • Ability to create data capturing processes
  • Great problem solving abilities
  • Ability to create a corrective plan of action

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
17%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
14%
8+
36%

Common Skill Sets

Attention To Detail
Wetland Delineation
Windows
Report Writing
Powerpoint
Hazwoper
Consulting Experience
EXCEL

Environmental Scientist Seniority Levels

L2
Environmental Scientist
€44,100/yr
Water Resources Engineer
3% made the transition
Environmental Specialist
28% made the transition
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Environmental Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

€44,100 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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