Apply principles and processes of natural ecosystems to develop models for efficient industrial systems. Use knowledge from the physical and social sciences to maximize effective use of natural resources in the production and use of goods and services. Examine societal issues and their relationship with both technical systems and the environment.
Ecologist, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Programs Manager, Environmental Protection Agency Counselor, Environmental Services Director, Research Scientist, Researcher
Employment of Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.
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