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Environmental Science

Environmental scientists conduct research to identify, control, or eliminate sources of pollutants or hazards affecting the environment or public health. Their research generally involves determining data collection methods; collecting and analyzing air, water, and soil samples; analyzing environmental data gathered by others; and analyzing for correlations to human activity. They also need to prepare reports and presentations that explain their findings.

Career Option

  • Environmental scientists often begin their careers as environmental technicians or research assistants. These professionals can work their way up to supervisory positions over time. Eventually
  • they may be promoted to program management or research positions. Other environmental scientists and specialists leave the private sector to teach or conduct research as faculty members in academia. Graduate study is often required for advancement
  • as well as academic positions.

Top Colleges In India

  • St. Stephen's College. New Delhi,Delhi NCR. Address: University Enclave, North Campus, Delhi, 110007 Phone: 011 2766 7271
  • Loyola College, Chennai. Chennai,Tamil Nadu. Address: Sterling Road, Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034 Phone: 044 2817 8200

Courses to be pursued

  • • B.Sc. /M.Sc. (Environmental Sciences) • B.Sc. / M.Sc. (Microbiology) • B.Sc. /M.Sc. (Geosciences) • M.Tech in Environmental Engineering • Specialized Courses in Hydrology and Waste Management • PhD. (In Environmental Sciences or other related fields)

Working Condition

Environmental scientists and specialists work in offices and laboratories. Some may spend time in the field gathering data and monitoring environmental conditions firsthand. Most environmental scientists and specialists work full time.

Personal Skill

  • • Ability to work with a team • Communication and quantitative skills • Critical thinking & problem solving • Detail-oriented • Inquisitive • Interpersonal skills • Integration and application of knowledge • Observational and investigative skills • Physical stamina for fieldwork • Professional values & ethics • Understanding of relationships
  • interactions and patterns

Educational Qualification

  • • Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream
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