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Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Increased public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spike demand for environmental scientists and specialists.

The median annual salary for Environmental Scientists and Specialists was $67,460 in 2015 (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics).

You can also work at a health care institutions, private industry, and businesses, including manufacturing, transportation, and construction. Environmental scientists or environmental engineers can work at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration or National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.