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Environmental science

What can I do with my course in environmental science?


Careers in environmental science

As a graduate of environmental science you will be qualified to work in a number of areas depending on your area of interest. You may find work opportunities in areas such as wildlife and conservation, environmental management, pollution control, land rehabilitation, marine and freshwater biology. You may perform the following tasks in your work:

  • Managing interaction between people and the environment
  • Responding to society's need for sustainable natural resources
  • Working with natural, rural, and urban systems and communities
  • Monitoring environmental health and planning and developing policies
  • Land rehabilitation
  • Pollution control
  • Managing water resources
  • Coastal and park management
  • Working for or with local governments
  • Working in strategy or research.
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in environmental science:

  • An excellent eye for detail and observation skills
  • Research and analytical abilities
  • Possess a logical approach to problem solving
  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Related roles include:

  • Wildlife or conservation officer / manager
  • Park ranger
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Wildlife or conservation biologist
  • Environmental ecologist
  • Ecological modeller
  • Environmental educator
  • Marine biology consultant
  • Scientific Consultant (Government or private industry)
  • Flood and catchment strategy officers
  • Aquaculture manager
  • River and wetland health planner
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for environmental science graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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