My job title is actually Environmental Scientist, but I work in a micro biological water testing laboratory. We analyze drinking water and wastewater because, as Michelle mentioned, we have to comply with state and federal regulations. Other responders have said how broad the field is and you can study a variety of science subjects (i.e., bio major, earth science, chemistry, hydrology, etc.) and still work as an environmental scientist.
Anne recommends the following next steps:
- Research a job you find interesting and then determine what college major (and minor if you can) would best prepare you for that type of career.