Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health
Also called: Environmental Technician, Environmental Specialist, Laboratory Specialist, Process Laboratory Specialist
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Collect samples of gases, soils, water, industrial wastewater, or asbestos products to conduct tests on pollutant levels or identify sources of pollution.
- Record test data and prepare reports, summaries, or charts that interpret test results.
- Develop or implement programs for monitoring of environmental pollution or radiation.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Map creation software
Computer aided design CAD software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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