Helping you find a career in the environmental science industry
Environmental scientists research and identify possible sources of pollution or danger that could adversely affect the environment or public health. This may involve data analysis, taking air, water or soil samples, or even analysing the data of others in the industry. Your discoveries will then often be written up and presented to others.
Some environmental scientists will focus entirely on issues concerning the environment, while others will be more concerned with public health or animal/plant welfare. Often, projects will consider these issues simultaneously and in relation to each other.
There are a lot of different roles in the environmental science industry, and each will demand different kinds of work. Some jobs like Environmental planning will involve a lot of desk work, research and analysis. Other roles, such as zoologists, will spend more time in the field, with some being limited to a single location and others travelling the world.
Environmental scientists are problem solvers. They look at potential problems in the environment and work to solve them so we can live in a nicer, safer, cleaner world. If you're interested in preserving the environment, then the environmental sciences may be for you.
You'll need a specific degree usually to get into a particular area of environmental science. Graduate schemes and jobs are also available, so get applying!