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Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health In Demand

General Information

Description

Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

Industry areas

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,380

State-by-state Salary

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$64,000
$19,040
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 68%
  • Associate's degree 22%
  • High school 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics

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