Conducts research or performs investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.
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Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
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