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What types of careers come from environmental science degrees?

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I am very passionate about the environment, and the sciences in general, and am hoping to pursuing a environmental science degree from the UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, or Northeastern University. I love making a difference, and want to know what types of careers that come from an environmental science major can make the most impact. #science #biology #environmental-science #conservation #ecological-restoration

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Andrea’s Answer

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I would look into environmental engineering. I have a Bachelor's degree in Geography and then an advanced diploma in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) which is very helpful in this field :)

Thank you! I haven't thought of engineering! Lilia M. Translate
I do agree with Andrea about engineering. However, my opinion is that your thought process is backwards. Instead of saying I'll major in X, then see how that applies to "making a difference in the environment that I'm passionate about". First I'd look at your top 5 places you ideally will work for to make a difference in the environment.. If you choose the Department of the Interior, then find out what majors they are looking for. You may have a desire to reduce our need for petroleum and want to work for Tesla Motors. If so, then they may be looking for a mechanical or chemical engineer to build better batteries. In short, decide on a career, then decide on what major can help you get into that career. Jeff Anderson Translate
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With any business, they need people with all sorts of skill sets. Whether it's sales and marketing to get customers, accountants to make sure their business is profitable, engineers to make it happen, etc. Look for some companies that appeal to you and try and figure out what jobs seem like the right role for you. If you don't have specific companies in mind, you can also pick some big corporations and look through their job postings and the descriptions of what each function does. That should help guide you to what to study.

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