Careers in the Environment

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Find an exciting, fulfilling career—and save the world at the same time!

Our environment is in serious jeopardy and has been for a long time. The difference today is that fewer and fewer people in power are denying the fact—which means that more and more jobs are sprouting up to help solve the problem. From government to private industry, money is now being channeled into saving the environment—and there's a place in this hot new industry for ...

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Overview

Find an exciting, fulfilling career—and save the world at the same time!

Our environment is in serious jeopardy and has been for a long time. The difference today is that fewer and fewer people in power are denying the fact—which means that more and more jobs are sprouting up to help solve the problem. From government to private industry, money is now being channeled into saving the environment—and there's a place in this hot new industry for you!

Careers in the Environment gives you invaluable tips for finding a job in one of the many areas that make up this diverse field. Whether you like to work for a profit or nonprofit company, for government or big business, this guide will help you:

  • Develop a clear understanding of your career options
  • Key in on the specialty most suited for you—from air-quality specialist to oceanographer to forestry technician
  • Understand what to expect in an entry-level job
  • Find the education and training you'll need to stay one step ahead of the competition
  • Familiarize yourself with current salaries, benefits, and the best job prospects
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071476119
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/23/2007
  • Series: Careers in... Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents


Introduction     xvii
About Careers in the Environment     1
Tips for Job Hunters     3
Government employment opportunities
Environmental science jobs in federal agencies
Sources of further information on job hunting
Resumes, application forms, cover letters, and interviews
Sources of further information on resumes
Environmental Education     25
A primer for careers in the environmental sciences
Sources of further information on the environmental sciences
Educational pathways to an environmental science career
Associate's degree programs: a technical environmental education
Sources of further information on associate's degree programs
Technical certificate programs
Sources of further information on technical certificate programs
Bachelor's degree programs: professional career preparation
Sources of further information on bachelor's degree programs
Environmental studies programs
Sources of further information on environmental studies programs
Graduate school
Sources of further information on graduate school
Extracurricular environmental experience
Sources of further information on extracurricular environmental experience
Professional society membership and certification
Funding your education
Sources of further information on funding your education
Additional sources of information
Air and Water Quality Management     49
History of air and water quality management
Major employers
Projected trends and employment growth
Sources of further information
Meteorologist     59
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Meteorological Technician     65
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Air Pollution Control Technician     69
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Civil Engineer     75
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Groundwater Professional     81
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Water Pollution Control Technician     87
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Energy and Resource Engineering     93
A closer look at energy and resource engineering
Professions related to energy and resource engineering
Major employers
Projected trends and employment growth
Sources of further information
Transportation Professional     101
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Petroleum Engineer     109
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Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Electrical and Electronics Engineer     115
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Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Electric Power Generation Technician     121
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Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Mechanical Engineer     125
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Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Energy Management Technician     131
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Planning and Design     137
A closer look at planning and design
Projected growth and employment trends
The planning profession
Planning-related professions
The design professional
Design-related professions
Planner     147
City planner
Regional planner
State planner
Federal planner
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Architect     155
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Landscape Architect     159
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Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Design Technician     163
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Educational requirements
Professional certification
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Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Surveyor and Mapping Scientist     167
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Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Survey and Mapping Technician     173
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Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Forestry and Outdoor Recreation      177
Introduction
Professions related to forestry and outdoor recreation
Background and recent history of U.S. conservation work
Major employers
Projected trends and employment growth
Sources of further information
Forester     185
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Forestry Technician     189
Related professions
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Range Manager/Rangeland Specialist     193
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Soil Scientist     197
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Park Ranger     203
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Recreation Worker     209
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Biological and Life Sciences     213
History of the biological and life sciences
Professions related to the biological sciences
Major employers
Projected trends and employment growth
Sources of further information
Biologist     221
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Wildlife Manager/Wildlife Biologist     227
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Oceanographer     233
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Chemist     239
Related professions
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Toxicologist     245
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Science Technician     251
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Agricultural and Animal Sciences     257
Introduction
Professions related to agriculture and animal science
History of agriculture in the United States
Major employers
Projected growth and employment trends
Sources of further information
Agronomist     265
Related professions
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Agricultural Engineer     271
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Agricultural Technician     275
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Botanist     279
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Horticulturist     285
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Entomologist     291
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Animal Scientist     295
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Veterinarian     299
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Veterinarian Technician     305
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Waste Management and Environmental Site Assessment     311
History of waste management and environmental site assessment
Projected trends and employment growth
The rise of the environmental site assessment and remediation profession
Sources of further information
Environmental Risk Manager/Site Assessor     319
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Solid Waste Management Professional     323
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Hazardous Waste Management Professional     329
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Waste Management Technician     335
Related occupations
Educational requirements
Special certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
Environmental Engineer     339
Related professions
Educational requirements
Professional certification
Settings
Employment statistics and major employers
Salary statistics
Sources of further information
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