Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers, or work with industry to reduce waste.
- Education Requirements: bachelor’s degree
- Soft Skills: analytical skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Average annual salary: $69,000
- 3 Pacific Northwest schools: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Boise State University (Boise, ID)
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