The Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that in 2008, 85,900 people have careers in environment science related jobs. Federal, state, and local governments provide 44 percent of such jobs.
21 percent of all environment science jobs are in management, scientific, and technical consulting firms that help businesses and government address issues related to underground tanks, land disposal areas, and other hazardous-waste-management facilities
15 percent of all environment science jobs are with private corporations, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and policies, and to solve environment related problems. Industries that hire environment scientists most include refineries, distilleries, mines, fertilizer plants, food processing industries, and textile mills.
The growing interest in environment has created new job opportunities for environment scientists in the media
An additional 6200 people work as environment science faculty in universities and colleges, undertaking teaching and research
The average yearly wages careers in environmental science fields in May 2008 was $65,280.
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