Environmental Scientist

Kaipūtaiao Ao Tūroa

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Environmental scientists study the environment and how plants, animals and other organisms are affected by it. They also study external influences, such as pollutants, and advise how to avoid or reduce harmful effects on the environment.


Environmental scientists usually earn

$49K-$130K per year

Source: Payscale.com and Environmental Protection Authority, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an environmental scientist are good due to a shortage of workers.
Marcia Dale looking down a microscope

Environmental scientists examine organisms affected by pollution

Last updated 16 August 2017