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Employers of Environmental Studies majors in IL

Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policy makers, or work with industry to reduce waste. 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. Environmental scientists and specialists need at least a bachelor’s degree in a natural science or science-related field for most entry-level jobs. The median annual wage for environmental scientists and specialists was $63,570 in May 2012. Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists.

Conservation Scientists

Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering. The median annual wage for conservation scientists was $61,480 in May 2017. Employment of conservation scientists and foresters is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The continued need for wildfire prevention and suppression services, as well as consumer desire for wood pellets, will help drive demand for conservation scientists and foresters.

Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They conduct research or perform 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. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers, or work with industry to reduce waste. 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. Environmental scientists and specialists need at least a bachelor’s degree in a natural science or science-related field for most entry-level jobs. The median annual wage for environmental scientists and specialists was $69,400 in May 2017. Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, are expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists.

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Environmental science and protection technicians monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution and contamination, including those affecting public health. Environmental science and protection technicians work in offices, laboratories, and the field. Environmental science and protection technicians typically need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary education, although some positions require a bachelor’s degree. The median annual wage for environmental science and protection technicians was $45,490 in May 2017. Employment of environmental science and protection technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Environmental science and protection technicians should have good job prospects overall.

Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in environmental science. The median annual wage for postsecondary environmental science teachers was $76,360 in May 2017.

Hydrologists

Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere. The median annual wage for hydrologists was $79,990 in May 2017. Employment of hydrologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth and environmental concerns are expected to increase demand for hydrologists.

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Company City State
Environmental Resources Management - North Central, Inc.
E R M
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Div of Air Pollution
Environmental Protection Agency
US Government
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Iepa
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau Water Permit Section
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Aftermath Holdings LLC
City of Chicago
Department of Water Management
Aecom Technical Services, Inc.
Patrick Engineering Inc.
Forest Preserve District of Will County
City of Chicago
Environmental Dept
Set Environmental, Inc.
Entact, LLC
County of Cook
Conservaton Department
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Mostardi-Platt Associates, Inc
Mostardi Platt Environmental
Environmental Protection Agency
Esis, Inc.
Esis Global Risk Control
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Reality Environmental Planning
County of Cook
Administration , Bureau of
Science Applications International Corporation
Customer Sector
Antea Usa, Inc.
Et International, Incorporated
Bmg) Base Metals Group, LLC
Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Manhard Consulting, Ltd.
Manhard Consulting
City of Mendota
Mendota City Water Works
Dynamic Enviro Inc.
Ziron Environmental Services, Inc.
Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC
Nevada Environmental Response Trust
Nert
Carnow, Conibear & Assoc., Ltd.
RPS Group LLC
Gaiatech Incorporated
Platinum Advisors, Inc.
Sap Advisors
Valor Technologies, Inc.
County of Cook
Department Envmt Sstainability
Pekron Consulting, Inc.
Hygieneering, Inc.
Ghd
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Laboratory
Ramboll Environ US Corporation
RAMBOLL ENVIRON US CORPORATION
St. John-Mittelhauser & Associates, Incorporated
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