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Environmental Careers presents a broad-based, yet concise survey of employment opportunities in the environmental field. The book stresses the need for students to develop a strong technical background in the sciences to be effective in understanding and solving complex environmental problems. It also emphasizes the importance of developing relevant work experience through internships or volunteer work to help find entry-level employment in the environmental field.
Environmental Careers includes opportunities in natural resources management, environmental protection, environmental health and safety, environmental education, allied environmental careers, and non-degree technical careers. Important issues for students, guidance counselors, and mid-career changers, such as salaries, characteristics of employers, and the latest trends in demands for environmental professionals, are addressed. The book also presents the 10 best career prospects for the 1990s and offers guidance on developing and implementing a personal action plan for pursuing an environmental career.
Preface. Introduction. Trends and Prospects for the 1990s. Careers in Environmental Protection. Careers in Environmental Health and Safety. Careers in Environmental Education. Careers in Allied Environmental Professions. Careers in Natural Resources Management. Non-Degree Technical Careers. Opportunities for International Work. Environmental Employers. A Word About Salaries. Mid-Career Changes. Internship and Volunteer Opportunities. The Best Prospects for the 90s. Personal Action Plan.