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Environmental scientists serve as detectives for the livability of our world. They investigate environmental and health problems and attempt to provide solutions to ensure we all live with clean air, clean water, and away from hazardous materials. Austin Community College’s Environmental Science and Technology Program provides the technical understanding and real-world field experience necessary to gain entry-level employment in this field or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution. We also offer specialized training and fieldwork in water-quality monitoring. Level 1 certificate, associate degree, and post-degree tracks are offered.
As an environmental scientist, you are most likely to work for a federal, state, or local government. But many opportunities also exist with nonprofit environmental organizations and companies providing management, scientific, and technical consulting services. The unfortunate realities of our world’s pressing environmental concerns mean that the job outlook for environmental scientists is excellent, with much faster growth anticipated than the average for all occupations.