Climate Change Policy Analysts

General Information

Description

Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit50.74%
  2. State and local government33.16%
  3. Federal government8.92%
  4. Self-employed3.71%
  5. Private, not for profit3.46%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 9,400 openings for environmental scientists and specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$73,230

State-by-state Salary

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$117,350
$41,830
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 60%
  • Doctoral degree 13%
  • Bachelor's degree 13%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • Post-doctoral training 4%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Law and Government
  • Geography
  • Communications and Media

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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