Jobs: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of environmental scientists and specialists is expected to increase by 28 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth should be strongest in private-sector (non-governmental) and consulting firms.
Much job growth will result from a continued need to monitor the quality of the environment, to interpret the impact of human actions on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and to develop strategies for restoring ecosystems. In addition, environmental scientists will be needed to help planners develop and construct buildings, transportation corridors, and utilities that protect water resources and reflect efficient and beneficial land use.
Increased Environmental Health Threats: The number of environmental health threats continues to grow. Tainted food outbreaks such as E-coli and salmonella, bed bug infestations, devastating events like September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and more, call for an increase in the number of people trained to address these issues. We need more people to choose a career in environmental health to protect human health and the environment.
If you answered yes to any of
these questions than you should
consider earning an
environmental health degree
from an accredited program.