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.
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)
• B.tech/ M.Tech in Environmental Engineering
• Specialized Courses in Hydrology and Waste Management
• PhD. (In Environmental Sciences or other related fields)
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.
• 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
• Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream