The health of the environment is extremely important for the future of the human population and the survival of other species that we share resources with. Environmental Science takes a close look at what is going on in the environment at the physical, chemical and biological levels. From that knowledge, environmental scientists and technicians help us find solutions for how to conserve our environment and form better practices that reduce harmful human impacts on natural resources and ecosystems.
Your work may involve collecting samples and conducting tests on the field or in laboratories to determine the impact of industrial activities on the environment. Your role may also include developing solutions and strategies for reducing human impact and preserving the natural environment.
A qualification in Environmental Science can open up a wide range of employment possibilities as:
- An environmental assistant
- Environmental technician, or
- Environmental technical officer
You could be employed by state, territory or local governments or private organisations involved in environmental monitoring.