According to the Environmental Business Journal, the environmental industry in the United States is a $265 billion annual industry, involving more than 32,000 individual companies. As the world continues to acknowledge the need for responsible stewardship, environmental sectors are expected to grow, creating even more jobs in the future.
An environmental science degree offers graduates many employer options from public sector corporations to federal and state agencies and non-profits. Depending on the job and your training, duties in these organizations could range from performing technical field services like tracking fish or wildlife populations to conducting outreach and educational activities. Salaries vary by region, but entry-level professionals with an undergraduate degree in environmental science typically range from about $30,000 to $40,000, depending on career choice and location.
Visit some of the national job boards and specialty environmental job listing services below to find jobs near you:
- EcoEmploy Job Listings
- The Environmental Careers Organization
- Environmental Career Center
- Environmental Careers
- The Environmental Directory
- EPA Job Openings
- Environmental Science.Org
- Green Career Guide
- Jobs2Career – Environmental Science
- N.C. Environmental Education Jobs & Internships
- Orion Magazine – Grassroots Jobsource
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