They also analyse human activities and determine our impact on the environment including climate change.
Environmental Analysts / Scientists advise how to avoid or reduce harmful effects on the environment. They might work for a government organisation or as a consultant in a private business.
Generally, Environmental Analysts / Scientists have a postgraduate qualification in science like a Bachelor’s Degree in:
- Science (with environmental papers)
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Management and Planning
- Agricultural Science
- Biological Science
- Soil Science
- Earth Science
- Fresh Water Ecology
For a career in science
For a science career (Research Technician, Statistician, Farm Advisor or Farm Systems Modeller), but not working as a scientist, you will need an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s Degree) which generally takes three years’ university study.
To be a scientist
You need a postgraduate qualification (Master's or Doctorate) which takes four or more years’ university study. You could be an Animal Behaviour Scientist, Plant or Animal Geneticist, Agricultural Microbiologist or Reproduction Scientist.
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