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Significant Information: Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists




  • Work at remote field sites is common.
  • Federal, State, and local governments employ nearly one-half of all environmental scientists and geoscientists.
  • A bachelorís degree is adequate for a few entry-level jobs, but a masterís degree is usually the minimum educational requirement; a Ph.D. degree is required for most high-level research positions.
  • Employment of geoscientists is expected to grow as fast as average, while environmental scientists and hydrologists will experience faster than average growth.