An Environmental Science and Protection Technician is responsible for implementing environmental monitoring. This can be done though field and lab tests. Environmental Technicians most commonly help and support the lead environmental scientist.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
An associate’s degree in natural resources, soil science, biology or a related science field, such as horticulture, plant physiology or environmental science is required. Those with a bachelor’s degree in similar fields would increase their chances for employment and advancement once on the job.
To pursue a career as an Environmental Science and Protection Technicians:
The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on science, earth science, biology, botany, chemistry, and mathematics.
Employed by seed companies, crop protection companies, universities, government agencies, consulting firms, research laboratories, museums, field stations, parks and recreation areas.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians can be considered good to excellent. Those with specific training with certain laboratory equipment will be in a much higher demand.
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