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Industrial Ecologists

What they do:
Apply principles and processes of natural ecosystems to develop models for efficient industrial systems. Use knowledge from the physical and social sciences to maximize effective use of natural resources in the production and use of goods and services. Examine societal issues and their relationship with both technical systems and the environment.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze changes designed to improve the environmental performance of complex systems to avoid unintended negative consequences.
  • Apply new or existing research about natural ecosystems to understand economic and industrial systems in the context of the environment.
  • Carry out environmental assessments in accordance with applicable standards, regulations, or laws.

Knowledge

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Skills

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Abilities

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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Production Flow Analysis and Simplification Toolkit PFAST
  • Substance Flow Analysis STAN
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Object or component oriented development software
  • Python

Education

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$65,090
per year, on average
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