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Industrial Ecologists

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Industrial ecologists study the effect industrial systems have on the environment. They work closely with environmental scientists and specialists to monitor and conduct field tests of various environments to identify and measure pollutants, with the goal of ensuring environmental and public health. Industrial ecologists work for professional, scientific, and technical service organizations and government agencies. There are about 84,250 environmental scientists and specialists (including health) employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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