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What do environmental scientists and specialists do? Here’s a quick description from Analyst:
SOC 19-2041: 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. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
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This chart shows how the occupation has performed since 2007. The dotted line is a projection based on historical data; it is not an economic forecast.
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